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

Varni James W

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Basic description

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

Existing versions: Acute version and 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 Adult (18-25 years of age) and Adults (>26 years of age)

Version 3.0 for Type 1 diabetes; Version 3.2 for Type 2 diabetes


Varni James W

Copyright © 1998 JW Varni, Ph.D.
To measure Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes specific health-related quality of life
Therapeutic area
  • Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases
  • Endocrine System Diseases
Therapeutic indication

Diabetes Mellitus

Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
Type of Clinical Outcome Assessment (COA)
  • ObsRO ObsRO
Original language(s)
  • English for the USA
Bibliographic reference(s) of the original questionnaire

Varni JW, Burwinkle TM, Jacobs JR, Gottschalk M, Kaufman F, Jones KL. The PedsQL in type 1 and type 2 diabetes: reliability and validity of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory Generic Core Scales and type 1 Diabetes Module. Diabetes Care. 2003 Mar;26(3):631-7 (Full Text Article)

Varni JW, Curtis BH, Abetz LN, Lasch KE, Piault EC, Zeytoonjian AA. Content validity of the PedsQL™ 3.2 Diabetes Module in newly diagnosed patients with Type 1 diabetes mellitus ages 8-45. Qual Life Res. 2013 Oct;22(8):2169-81 (PubMed Abstract)

Hilliard ME, Lawrence JM, Modi AC, Anderson A, Crume T, Dolan LM, Merchant AT, Yi-Frazier JP, Hood KK; SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study Group. Identification of minimal clinically important difference scores of the PedsQL in children, adolescents, and young adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2013 Jul;36(7):1891-7 (PubMed Abstract)

Nansel TR, Weisberg-Benchell J, Wysocki T, Laffel L, Anderson B; Steering Committee of the Family Management of Diabetes Study. Quality of life in children with Type 1 diabetes: A comparison of general and diabetes-specific measures and support for a unitary diabetes quality-of-life construct. Diabet Med. 2008 Nov;25(11):1316-23 (Full Text Article)

Naughton, M.J., Ruggiero, A.M., Lawrence, J.M., Imperatore, G., Klingensmith, G.J. Waitzfelder, B., McKeown, R.E., Standiford, D.A., Liese, A.D., & Loots, B. (2008). Health-related quality of life of children and adolescents with type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus: SEARCH for Diabetes In Youth Study. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 162, 649-657.

Last update: February 2017
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