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Pediatr Clin North Am. 2009 Aug;56(4):843-63. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2009.05.016.

The pediatric quality of life inventory: measuring pediatric health-related quality of life from the perspective of children and their parents.

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Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA. jvarni@archmail.tamu.edu

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.

PMID:
19660631
DOI:
10.1016/j.pcl.2009.05.016
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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