Validation of the Chinese version of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL) Cancer Module

J Pediatr Psychol. Jan-Feb 2010;35(1):99-109. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsp035. Epub 2009 May 6.

Abstract

Objective: The psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL) Cancer Module were investigated.

Methods: This instrument and the Generic Core Scales were administered to 359 pediatric patients with cancer (5-18 years) and 413 parents of such patients (2-18 years old).

Results: Seven and eight factors were, respectively, identified for the patient and parent versions. The Cronbach's alpha coefficients were respectively .89 and .92 for the total scale, and respectively .75-.90 and .76-.93 for the subscales of the patient and parent versions. Test-retest reliability coefficients exceeded .60 for most cases. The total/subscale scores of the Cancer Module significantly correlated with those of the Generic Core Scales. Some of the subscales could distinguish between on-treatment and off-treatment patients.

Conclusions: The psychometric properties of the patient and parent versions of the Chinese PedsQL Cancer Module were found acceptable.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Validation Study

MeSH terms

  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Health Status*
  • Hong Kong
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Neoplasms / psychology*
  • Parents
  • Psychometrics
  • Quality of Life / psychology*
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Social Support
  • Surveys and Questionnaires / standards*