The proxy problem: child report versus parent report in health-related quality of life research

  title={The proxy problem: child report versus parent report in health-related quality of life research},
  author={N. C. M. Theunissen and T. G. C. Vogels and Hendrik Maria Koopman and Gijsbert H. W. Verrips and Koos Zwinderman and S. Pauline Verloove-Vanhorick and Jan Maarten Wit},
  journal={Quality of Life Research},
This study evaluates the agreement between child and parent reports on children's health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in a representative sample of 1,105 Dutch children (age 8–11 years old). Both children and their parents completed a 56 item questionnaire (TACQOL). The questionnaire contains seven eight-item scales: physical complaints, motor functioning, autonomy, cognitive functioning, social functioning, positive emotions and negative emotions. The Pearson correlations between the child… CONTINUE READING
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