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
Bibliographic reference(s) of the original questionnaire

List of references for each PedsQL™ module

Contact and conditions of use


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)

Contact information

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Phone: +33 (0)4 72 13 66 66

Conditions of use

Students,  physicians, clinical practice, not-funded academic users:

If you do not receive specific funding for your study, you may download the questionnaire directly:

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Funded academic users, healthcare organizations, commercial users & IT companies:

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Access fees

The license fee for using the PedsQL™ scales, modules and translations, varies according to the study type and financing, as follows:

 Not funded academic research


 Please consult the online distribution tab

 Funded academic research 

 Large non-commercial organization research and evaluation
 (e.g. States, Nations, Hospitals, Healthcare Systems)

 Commercial studies


 Cost per study

 Unlimited research, evaluation and clinical use on a yearly contract

 Annual license fee

 Patient Registry (non commercial or commercial)

 Annual fee

Conditions to translate

Please refer to the "Languages" tab

Conditions to implement in electronic applications

Exclusive licensor for e-versions of the questionnaireMapi Research Trust

  • The user shall follow the “Conditions of use”  mentioned above
  • In addition, in case the electronic version of the questionnaire is developed by a third party (IT Company, e-PRO vendor…), the user shall check with Mapi Research Trust that this third party has signed the necessary license agreement with Mapi Research Trust before developing the electronic version of the questionnaire.

Author Website(s)

Additional information on the PedsQL™ website

Review copy

Examination copies can only be used for the limited purpose of examining the suitability of the Questionnaire for subsequent research and/or clinical use, and cannot be used in research or in clinical practice or distributed to others.
You are not authorized to modify, retype, translate, copy or otherwise duplicate the Questionnaire except with the further and prior written permission of Mapi Research Trust / the developers / copyright holders / distributors.


Original language(s)

  • English for the USA


The listed translations may not have undergone a full linguistic validation process and may require further work to be suitable for use in a study. This list is subject to constant changes, therefore please check the status of translations with Mapi Research Trust / the developers / copyright holders / distributors.

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

The author has selected Mapi as exclusive linguistic validation company to ensure the production of harmonized and consistent language versions.

For additional information on available translations of this instrument, or for a project involving new languages, please submit a request (tutorials available on our FAQs).

Conditions to translate

Academic Translation

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Commercial Users

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Note that the author of the questionnaire requires to be involved in the translation process.

Online distribution

My study is not funded

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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

Please refer to the "Contact and conditions of use" tab