Promoting Excellence : PedsQL™ Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory Version 4.0 (by Varni)

Name:
PedsQL™ Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory Version 4.0 (by Varni)

Definition:
This instrument measures quality of life for patients with advanced disease.

Category:
Clinical Care Tools - Quality of Life

Source:
Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center
Pediatric Palliative Care Project
Mail Stop CM - 11
4800 Sand Point Way, N.E.
Seattle, WA 98105
www.cshcn.org

Contact:
Beth McKinstry
[email protected]

How the grantee used this instrument:
Self-administered by parent or guardian and/or patient with in-person assistance from Consultant at the pre-enrollment home visit. Parent and/or patient responds to telephone interview every three months.

Keywords:
pediatrics, quality of dying, patient experience

To use this tool:
For information about using this tool, log on to www.pedsql.org. Permission of the author is required for use of this tool. This link provides license agreement information for limited use of the tools and contact ordering information.

References:
Varni, et al., "The PedsQL: Measurement Model for the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory." Medical Care, In Press.

Posted September 2003

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