Health related quality of life in Dutch infants, toddlers, and young children

S. A. Schepers, H. A. van Oers, H. Maurice-Stam, J. Huisman, C. M. Verhaak, M. A. Grootenhuis, L. Haverman

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Background: The purpose of this study is to provide Dutch normative data and to assess internal consistency and known-groups validity for the TNO AZL Preschool Children Quality of Life (TAPQOL) and the acute version of the generic Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL 4.0) in Dutch young children aged 0-7 years. Methods: Participants were selected from a panel of a large Dutch market research agency. A sample of 794 parents (response rate 61%, 39% fathers) of children (53% boys) from the general Dutch population, completed an electronic version of the TAPQOL (N = 227 infants aged 0-1 years) or PedsQL 4.0 (N = 293 toddlers aged 2-4 years and N = 274 young children aged 5-7 years). Results: Except for the 'stomach' scale (α = .39), the TAPQOL showed acceptable to excellent internal consistency (α = .60-.88). The PedsQL 4.0 showed acceptable to excellent reliability in children aged 2-4 years (α = .60-.88) and in children aged 5-7 years (α = .76-.90). Children with a chronic health condition had lower scores than healthy children on 3 out of 12 domains of the TAPQOL (p = .001-.013) and on 2 out of 6 domains of the PedsQL 4.0 for children aged 2-4 years (p = .016-.04). The PedsQL 4.0 differentiated on all domains (p < .05) between children aged 5-7 years with and without a chronic health condition. Conclusion: In Dutch children aged 0-7 years old, HRQoL can be relialy measured with the TAPQOL and the PedsQL 4.0. However, it remains unclear whether these HRQoL instruments can distinguish between healthy children and children with a chronic health condition under the age of 5.

Originele taal-2Engels
TijdschriftHealth and Quality of Life Outcomes
Nummer van het tijdschrift1
StatusGepubliceerd - 24 apr. 2017


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