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Psychometric properties of the quality of life questionnaire for children with CP

Waters, Elizabeth, Davis, Elise, Mackinnon, Andrew, Boyd, Roslyn, Greham, H Kerr, Lo, Sing Kai, Wolfe, Rory, Stevenson, Richard, Bjornson, Kristie, Blair, Eve, Hoare, Peter, Ravens-Sieberer, Ulrike and Reddihough, Dinah 2007, Psychometric properties of the quality of life questionnaire for children with CP, Developmental medicine and child neurology, vol. 49, no. 1, pp. 49-55.

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Title Psychometric properties of the quality of life questionnaire for children with CP
Author(s) Waters, Elizabeth
Davis, Elise
Mackinnon, Andrew
Boyd, Roslyn
Greham, H Kerr
Lo, Sing Kai
Wolfe, Rory
Stevenson, Richard
Bjornson, Kristie
Blair, Eve
Hoare, Peter
Ravens-Sieberer, Ulrike
Reddihough, Dinah
Journal name Developmental medicine and child neurology
Volume number 49
Issue number 1
Start page 49
End page 55
Publisher Mac Keith Press
Place of publication London
Publication date 2007-01
ISSN 0012-1622
1469-8749
Summary This paper describes the development and psychometric properties of a condition-specific quality of life instrument for children with cerebral palsy (CP QOL-Child). A sample of 205 primary caregivers of children with CP aged 4 to 12 years (mean 8y 5mo) and 53 children aged 9 to 12 years completed the CP QOL-Child. The children (112 males, 93 females) were sampled across Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) levels (Level I=18%, II=28%, III=14%, IV=11%, V=27%). Primary caregivers also completed other measures of child health (Child Health Questionnaire; CHQ), QOL (KIDSCREEN), and functioning (GMFCS). Internal consistency ranged from 0.74 to 0.92 for primary caregivers and from 0.80 to 0.90 for child self-report. For primary caregivers, 2-week test-retest reliability ranged from 0.76 to 0.89. The validity of the CP QOL is supported by the pattern of correlations between CP QOL-Child scales with the CHQ, KIDSCREEN, and GMFCS. Preliminary statistics suggest that the child self-report questionnaire has acceptable psychometric properties. The questionnaire can be freely accessed at http://www.deakin.edu.ac/hmnbs/chase/cerebralpalsy/cp_qol_home.php.
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Language eng
Field of Research 111714 Mental Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2007, Blackwell Publishing
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30007087

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