About the Measure

Domains Mental health and wellbeing, Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5
Subscales Physical functioning; Emotional functioning; Social functioning; School functioning
Description The PedsQL is a modular instrument for measuring health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in children and adolescents. The proxy version can be used from age 2-18.
Example In the past month… how much of a problem has your child had with running?
Link http://www.pedsql.org/pedsql3.html

Implementation details

No. of items 23
Format Likert
Respondent Parent
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 2-18
Cost single purchase Unfunded researc
Cost per child -

Psychometric details

UK norms Yes
Cronbach's α .70-.90
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA 5-factor oblique
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Significant differences in mean scores of healthy children and those with known illnesses.
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Ceiling effects for healthy and ill groups especially in the domain of social functioning
References Upton, P., Eiser, C., Cheung, I., Hutchings, H. A., Jenney, M., Maddocks, A., ... Williams, J. G. (2005). Measurement properties of the UK-English version of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory™ 4.0 (PedsQL™) generic core scales. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 3(1), 1-7. doi:10.1186/1477-7525-3-22
Varni, J. W., Seid, M., & Kurtin, P. S. (2001). PedsQL™ 4.0: Reliability and validity of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory™ Version 4.0 Generic Core Scales in healthy and patient populations. Medical Care, 39(8), 800-812. doi:10.1097/00005650-200108000-00006