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Pediatric quality of life survey shows positive responsiveness, predicative value

October 31, 2014

Recent data suggest the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory 4.0 may be a useful tool in hospital-based clinical research to identify patient-reported outcomes.

Arti D. Desai, MD, MPH, of the University of Washington in Seattle, and colleagues administered the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory to 4,637 patients aged 1 month to 18 years and 359 patients aged 13 to 18 years admitted to the Seattle Children’s Hospital between October 2011 and December 2013. Approximately 64.5% of patients completed the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory and of these, 58.1% (n=2,694) completed the follow-up survey. Caregivers of study participants aged 1 to 24 months were asked to complete the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory Infant Scales Instrument and caregivers of study participants aged 2 to 18 years were asked to complete the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory 4.0 Generic Core Scales Instrument. Study participants aged 13 to 18 years self-reported the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory 4.0 Generic Core Scales Instrument. Surveys were administered within 72 hours of admission and 2 to 8 weeks after discharge.

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