Measures of General Pediatric Quality of Life

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Child Health Questionnaire (CHQ), DISABKIDS Chronic Generic Measure (DCGM), KINDL-R, Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL) 4.0 Generic Core Scales, and Quality of My Life Questionnaire (QoML)

Authors: STEPHANIE E. HULLMANN, JAMIE L. RYAN, RACHELLE R. RAMSEY, JOHN M. CHANEY, AND LARRY L. MULLINS

CHILD HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE (CHQ)

Description

Purpose.
To measure health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in children and adolescents ages 5–18 years. This measure consists of child report (ages 10 –18 years) and 2 versions of parent-proxy report (ages 5–18 years) of the child’s HRQOL. It can be used with healthy children and those with both acute and chronic health conditions.

Content.
Assesses for 14 physical and psychosocial domains: general health perceptions, physical functioning, role/social physical functioning, bodily pain, role/social emotional functioning, role/social behavioral functioning, parent impact-time, parent impact-emotional, self-esteem, mental health, behavior, family activities, family cohesion, and change in health.

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