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The Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory: Measuring Pediatric Health-Related Quality of Life from the Perspective of Children and Their Parents

Authors
Journal
Pediatric Clinics of North America
0031-3955
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
56
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.pcl.2009.05.016
Keywords
  • Pediatric Quality Of Life Inventory
  • Health-Related Quality Of Life
  • Pediatrics
  • Health
  • Children
Disciplines
  • Design
  • Medicine

Abstract

Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) has been recognized as an important outcome, some contend the most important outcome for children's health care interventions. The PedsQL Measurement Model was designed as a modular approach to measuring pediatric health-related quality of life, developed to integrate the relative merits of generic and disease-specific approaches. We suggest that part of the process of improving the quality of health care includes measuring HRQOL outcomes from the perspective of children and their parents on a routine basis, consistent with a consumer-based health care system approach.

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