Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory™ Gastrointestinal Symptoms Module (PedsQL™ Gastrointestinal Symptoms Module)

Varni JW


Last update: February 2017

Basic description

Conditions of use
The PedsQL™ Gastrointestinal Symptoms 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), and Young Adult (18-25 years of age)


Varni JW

Copyright © 1998 JW Varni, Ph.D.
To measure gastrointestinal disease specific health-related quality of life
Therapeutic area
  • Digestive System Diseases
Therapeutic indication

Gastrointestinal Diseases

Functional and Organic Gastrointestinal 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

Varni, J.W., Bendo, C.B., Denham, J., Shulman, R.J., Self, M.M., Neigut, D.A., Nurko S., Patel, A.S, Franciosi, J.P., Saps, M., Verga, B., Smith, A., Yeckes, A., Heinz, N., Langseder, A., Saeed, S., Zacur, G.M., & Pohl, J.F. (in press). PedsQL™ Gastrointestinal Symptoms Module: Feasibility, reliability, and validity. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition.

Varni, J.W., Kay, M.T., Limbers, C.A., Franciosi, J.P., & Pohl, J.F. (2012). PedsQL™ Gastrointestinal Symptoms Module item development: Qualitative methods. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition, 54, 664-671.