Health-related quality-of-life measures for children.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/615961
Title:
Health-related quality-of-life measures for children.
Authors:
Eiser, C.; Cotter, I.; Oades, Patrick ( 0000-0001-5265-6923 ) ; Seamark, D.; Smith, R.
Abstract:
Our purpose is to report the development and psychometric properties of a generic computer-delivered measure of health-related quality of life (HRQL) suitable for children aged 6 to 11 years, the Exeter HRQL scale (EHRQL). The theoretical model adopted is based on a definition of HRQL which assumes that HRQL is the result of discrepancies between an individual's actual self and ideal self. The EHRQL consists of 16 pictures, each of which is rated twice, first in terms of "like me" and second as "I would like to be". The difference between these scores is assumed to be indicative of HRQL. The EHRQL is delivered using a Macintosh Powerbook and takes approximately 20 min. Data are reported for 60 children with asthma (mean age = 8.93 years) and 69 healthy children (mean age = 7.49 years). In addition, children with asthma completed the Childhood Asthma Questionnaire (CAQ) and a measure of self-efficacy. For children with asthma, significant correlations were found between discrepancy scores and 3 of the 4 subscales of the CAQ. In addition, higher discrepancies were found for children with asthma compared with healthy children (p < 0.05). The EHRQL has acceptable internal reliability, and these data provide preliminary support for the theoretical assumption that HRQL reflects perceived discrepancies between an individual's actual self and ideal self. The measure also distinguished, as predicted, between children with asthma and healthy children. Methodological refinements to the EHRQL are suggested.
Citation:
Health-related quality-of-life measures for children. 1999, 12:87-90 Int. J. Cancer Suppl.
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
International journal of cancer. Supplement = Journal international du cancer. Supplement
Issue Date:
1999
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/615961
PubMed ID:
10679877
Additional Links:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/(SICI)1097-0215(1999)83:12%2B%3C87::AID-IJC16%3E3.0.CO;2-O/abstract
Note:
This article is freely available via Open Access. Click on the 'Additional Link' above to access the full-text from the publisher's site.
Type:
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Language:
en
ISSN:
0898-6924
Appears in Collections:
pre-2014 RD&E publications; Paediatrics

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dc.contributor.authorEiser, C.en
dc.contributor.authorCotter, I.en
dc.contributor.authorOades, Patricken
dc.contributor.authorSeamark, D.en
dc.contributor.authorSmith, R.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-12T11:08:08Z-
dc.date.available2016-07-12T11:08:08Z-
dc.date.issued1999-
dc.identifier.citationHealth-related quality-of-life measures for children. 1999, 12:87-90 Int. J. Cancer Suppl.en
dc.identifier.issn0898-6924-
dc.identifier.pmid10679877-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11287/615961-
dc.description.abstractOur purpose is to report the development and psychometric properties of a generic computer-delivered measure of health-related quality of life (HRQL) suitable for children aged 6 to 11 years, the Exeter HRQL scale (EHRQL). The theoretical model adopted is based on a definition of HRQL which assumes that HRQL is the result of discrepancies between an individual's actual self and ideal self. The EHRQL consists of 16 pictures, each of which is rated twice, first in terms of "like me" and second as "I would like to be". The difference between these scores is assumed to be indicative of HRQL. The EHRQL is delivered using a Macintosh Powerbook and takes approximately 20 min. Data are reported for 60 children with asthma (mean age = 8.93 years) and 69 healthy children (mean age = 7.49 years). In addition, children with asthma completed the Childhood Asthma Questionnaire (CAQ) and a measure of self-efficacy. For children with asthma, significant correlations were found between discrepancy scores and 3 of the 4 subscales of the CAQ. In addition, higher discrepancies were found for children with asthma compared with healthy children (p < 0.05). The EHRQL has acceptable internal reliability, and these data provide preliminary support for the theoretical assumption that HRQL reflects perceived discrepancies between an individual's actual self and ideal self. The measure also distinguished, as predicted, between children with asthma and healthy children. Methodological refinements to the EHRQL are suggested.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWileyen
dc.relation.urlhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/(SICI)1097-0215(1999)83:12%2B%3C87::AID-IJC16%3E3.0.CO;2-O/abstracten
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to International journal of cancer. Supplement = Journal international du cancer. Supplementen
dc.subjectWessex Classification Subject Headings::Psychologyen
dc.subjectWessex Classification Subject Headings::Paediatricsen
dc.titleHealth-related quality-of-life measures for children.en
dc.typeResearch Support, Non-U.S. Gov'ten
dc.identifier.journalInternational journal of cancer. Supplement = Journal international du cancer. Supplementen
dc.description.noteThis article is freely available via Open Access. Click on the 'Additional Link' above to access the full-text from the publisher's site.en
dc.type.versionPublisheden
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