Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory™ (PedsQL™)

Varni JW

Distributed by Mapi Research Trust


Distributed by Mapi Research Trust

Basic description

Disease-Specific Modules:

All the available PedsQL™ modules are listed on the "RELATED COA INSTRUMENTS" section in the left column.


Varni JW

Copyright © 1998 JW Varni, Ph.D. All rights reserved
To assess health-related quality of life in children in various diseases areas. Applicable for healthy school and community populations, as well as pediatric populations with acute and chronic health conditions
Therapeutic area
Depending on the module
Therapeutic indication
Depending on the module
Type of Clinical Outcome Assessment (COA)
  • obsro ObsRO
  • pro PRO
Original language(s)
  • English for the USA

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Varni JW

James W. Varni, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine
Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning
College of Architecture
Texas A&M University
3137 TAMU
College Station, Texas 77843-3137
E-mail: jvarni@tamu.edu

James W Varni, PhD, Publications (PubMed)

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Author Website(s)

Additional information on the PedsQL™ website

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Original language(s)

  • English for the USA


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BiblioPRO: you can find information about the Spanish version here - puede encontrar información sobre la versión española aqui

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List of existing e-versions

PedsQL™ Generic Core Scales Self report for Adolescents (Ages 13-18)


Conditions to implement in electronic applications

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