Journal article

Feasibility, reliability, and validity of the EQ-5D-Y: results from a multinational study.

Ulrike Ravens-Sieberer, Nora Wille, Xavier Badia, Gouke Bonsel, Kristina Burström, Gulia Cavrini, Nancy Devlin, Ann-Charlotte Egmar, Narcis Gusi, Michael Herdman, Jennifer Jelsma, Paul Kind, Pedro R Olivares, Luciana Scalone, Wolfgang Greiner

Qual Life Res | Published : 2010

Abstract

PURPOSE: To examine the feasibility, reliability, and validity of the newly developed EQ-5D-Y. METHODS: The EQ-5D-Y was administered in population samples of children and adolescents in Germany, Italy, South Africa, Spain, and Sweden. Percentages of missing values and reported problems were calculated. Test-retest reliability was determined. Spearman's rank correlation coefficients with other generic measures of HRQOL were calculated. Known groups' validity was examined by comparing groups with a priori expected differences in HRQOL. RESULTS: Between 91 and 100% of the respondents provided valid scorings. Sweden had the lowest proportion of reported problems (1-24.9% across EQ-5D-Y dimension..

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