Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory™ Generic Core Scales (PedsQL™ Generic Core Scales)

Varni James W

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Basic description

Conditions of use 

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)


Varni James W

Copyright © 1998 JW Varni, PhD. All rights reserved
To measure generic health-related quality of life. Applicable for healthy school and community populations, as well as patient populations with acute and chronic health conditions
Therapeutic area
  • Generic
Therapeutic indication


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

Varni JW, Seid M, Rode CA. The PedsQL™: measurement model for the pediatric quality of life inventory. Med Care 1999;37:126-39 (PubMed Abstract

Varni JW, Seid M, Kurtin PS. PedsQL™ 4.0: reliability and validity of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory version 4.0 generic core scales in healthy and patient populations. Med Care. 2001 Aug;39(8):800-12 (PubMed Abstract)

Varni JW, Seid M, Knight TS, Uzark K & Szer IS. The PedsQL™ 4.0 Generic Core Scales: Sensitivity, responsiveness, and impact on clinical decision-making. Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 2002;25:175-193 (PubMed Abstract)

Varni JW, Burwinkle TM, Seid M & Skarr D. The PedsQL™ 4.0 as a pediatric population health measure: Feasibility, reliability, and validity. Ambulatory Pediatrics. 2003;3:329-341 (PubMed Abstract)

Varni JW, Limbers CA. The PedsQL™ 4.0 Generic Core Scales Young Adult Version: feasibility, reliability and validity in a university student population. J Health Psychol. 2009 May;14(4):611-22 (PubMed Abstract)

Last update: February 2017
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