Journal article

Psychometric Performance of HRQoL Measures: An Australian Paediatric Multi-Instrument Comparison Study Protocol (P-MIC)

Renee Jones, Brendan Mulhern, Kristy McGregor, Shilana Yip, Rachel O'Loughlin, Nancy Devlin, Harriet Hiscock, Kim Dalziel

CHILDREN-BASEL | MDPI | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: There is a lack of psychometric evidence about pediatric health-related quality of life (HRQoL) instruments. Evidence on cost effectiveness, involving the measurement of HRQoL, is used in many countries to make decisions about pharmaceuticals, technologies, and health services for children. Additionally, valid instruments are required to facilitate accurate outcome measurement and clinical decision making. A pediatric multi instrument comparison (P-MIC) study is planned to compare the psychometric performance and measurement characteristics of pediatric HRQoL instruments. METHODS: The planned P-MIC study will collect data on approximately 6100 Australian children and adolescents ..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Government Medical Research Futures Fund


Awarded by EuroQol Research Foundation


Awarded by NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was funded by the Australian Government Medical Research Futures Fund, grant number 1200816 and EuroQol Research Foundation grant 361-RA. MCRI is supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program. Prof Harriet Hiscock is supported by an NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship 1136222. Rachel O'Loughlin is supported by a Research Training Program Scholarship provided by the Australian Commonwealth Government and the University of Melbourne.