Journal article

Health-Related Quality of Life in Children With Low Language or Congenital Hearing Loss, as Measured by the PedsQL and Health Utility Index Mark 3

Ha ND Le, Solveig Petersen, Fiona Mensah, Lisa Gold, Melissa Wake, Sheena Reilly

Value in Health | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2020


OBJECTIVES: To examine health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in young children with low language or congenital hearing loss and to explore the value of assessing HRQoL by concurrently administering 2 HRQoL instruments in populations of children. METHODS: Data were from 2 Australian community-based studies: Language for Learning (children with typical and low language at age 4 years, n = 1012) and the Statewide Comparison of Outcomes study (children with hearing loss, n = 108). HRQoL was measured using the parent-reported Health Utilities Index Mark 3 (HUI3) and the Pediatrics Quality of Life Inventory 4.0 (PedsQL) generic core scale. Agreement between the HRQoL instruments was assessed usin..

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Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

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Awarded by Practitioner Fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

The SCOUT study was funded by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) project grant 491228. The Language for Learning Study was funded by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) project grant 607407. The authors thank the SCOUT and the Language for Learning Study teams and all participating families and acknowledge the support of the NHMRC-funded Centre of Research Excellence in Child Language (1023493). L. Gold was supported by NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (1035100), F. Mensah was supported by NHMRC Early Career and Career Development Fellowships (1037449 and 1111160), M. Wake was supported by NHMRC Population Health Career Development grant 546405 and Senior Research Fellowship 1046518, and S. Reilly was supported by Practitioner Fellowship (1041892). The contents of the published material herein are the sole responsibility of the authors and do not reflect the views of the NHMRC. Research at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute is supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program. The authors have no other financial relationships to disclose.