Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory™ Cardiac Module (PedsQL™ Cardiac Module)

Varni JW


Last update: February 2017

Basic description

Conditions of use
The PedsQL™ Cardiac Module is a specific module of the PedsQL™

Existing versions: Standard version, for Toddlers (2-4 years of age), Young Child (5-7 years of age), Child (8-12 years of age), Adolescent (13-18 years of age), Young Adults (18-25 years of age), and Adults (>26 years of age)


Varni JW

Copyright © 1998 JW Varni, Ph.D.
To measure cardiac specific health-related quality of life
Therapeutic area
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
Therapeutic indication

Generic for Cardiovascular Diseases

Type of Clinical Outcome Assessment (COA)
  • obsro ObsRO
  • pro PRO
Original language(s)
  • English for the USA
Bibliographic reference(s) of the original questionnaire

Uzark, K., Jones, K., Slusher, J., Limbers, C.A., Burwinkle, T.M., & Varni, J.W. (2008). Quality of life in children with heart disease as perceived by children and parents. Pediatrics, 121, e1060-e1067.

Uzark, K., Griffin, L., Rodriguez, R., Zamberlan, M., Murphy, P., Nasman, C., Dupuis, J., Rodgers, S., Limbers, C.A., & Varni, J.W. (2012). Quality of life in pediatric heart transplant recipients: A comparison to children with and without heart disease. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 31, 571-578.

Nascimento Moraes, A., Ramos Ascenção Terreri, M.T., Esteves Hilário, MO, & Len, C.A. (2013). Health related quality of life of children with rheumatic heart diseases: Reliability of the Brazilian version of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory™ Cardiac Module scale. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 15; 11(1):198.

Sand, P., Kljajić, M., & Sunnegårdh, J. (2013). The reliability of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory 3.0 Cardiac Module for Swedish children with congenital heart defects. Nordic Psychology, 65, 210-223.

Uzark, K., Jones, K., Burwinkle, T.M., & Varni, J.W. (2003).  The Pediatric Quality of Life InventoryÔ in children with heart disease.  Progress in Pediatric Cardiology, 18, 141-148.