Journal article

Mapping PedsQL(TM) scores onto CHU9D utility scores: estimation, validation and a comparison of alternative instrument versions

Rohan Sweeney, Gang Chen, Lisa Gold, Fiona Mensah, Melissa Wake

Quality of Life Research | SPRINGER | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: The Paediatric Quality of Life InventoryTM 4.0 Generic Core Scales (PedsQL) is a non-preference based instrument for assessing health related quality of life (HRQoL) in children. Recent papers presented algorithms of parental proxy and short-form versions of the PedsQL onto the validated preference-based Child Health Utility 9D (CHU9D) instrument, to enable conversion of PedsQL scores to quality adjusted life years for use in economic evaluation. However, further research was needed to both validate these algorithms, and assess if use of the full 23-item PedsQL self-report instrument is preferable to other PedsQL versions for mapping onto child self-report CHU9D utilities. OBJECT..

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