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J Pediatr Psychol. 2008 Jan-Feb;33(1):63-79. Epub 2007 Jun 14.

Development and psychometric evaluation of a Catalan self- and interviewer-administered version of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory version 4.0.

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Department of Psychology, Rovira i Virgili University Catalonia, Spain. anna.huguet@urv.cat

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The purposes of this study were to develop and to assess the psychometric properties of a Catalan self- and interviewer-administered version of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory Generic Core Scales (PedsQL) with a sample of schoolchildren, and to examine the equivalence between both versions.

METHODS:

511 schoolchildren aged between 9 and 17 years old participated in the study. In addition to completing a Catalan self-administered version of the PedsQL, each child was interviewed individually.

RESULTS:

Confirmatory factor analysis did not support the original Varni's proposal. Instead, a short 12-item version was derived. The higher-order scales for both versions were internally consistent. Moreover, relationships between ratings of children's quality of life were generally significant; both versions were also found to be related with another measure of quality of life supporting their validity.

CONCLUSIONS:

A new administration form for the PedsQL is presented in this study. The psychometric properties of both self- and interviewer-administered short 12-item versions are reassuring albeit with a few areas of improvement. Further studies are needed to investigate whether self- and interviewer-administered versions can really be considered to be comparable.

PMID:
17569714
DOI:
10.1093/jpepsy/jsm040
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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