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

Varni JW


Last update: February 2017

Basic description

Conditions of use
The PedsQL™ Gastrointestinal Symptoms Scales 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.
The PedsQL™ Gastrointestinal Symptoms Scales™ were designed as generic symptom-specific scales to measure gastrointestinal symptoms in patients with acute and chronic health conditions as well as healthy school and community populations
Therapeutic area
  • Generic
Therapeutic indication


Generic for Gastrointestinal Symptoms
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.