Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory™ Oral Health Scale™ (PedsQL™ Oral Health Scale™)

Varni JW


Last update: February 2017

Basic description

Conditions of use
The PedsQL™ Oral Health Scale™ 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), and Adolescent (13-18 years of age)


Varni JW

Copyright © 1998 JW Varni, Ph.D.
The PedsQL™ Oral Health Scale™ was designed as a generic symptom-specific instrument to measure oral health in patients with acute and chronic health conditions as well as healthy school and community populations
Therapeutic area
  • Generic
Therapeutic indication


Generic for Oral Health 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

Steele, M.M., Steele, R.G., & Varni, J.W. (2009). Reliability and validity of the PedsQL™ Oral Health Scale: Measuring the relationship between child oral health and health-related quality of life. Children’s Health Care, 38, 228-224.

Bendo, C. B., Paiva, S.M., Viegas, C.M., Vale, M.P., & Varni, J.W. (2012). The PedsQL™ Oral Health Scale: Feasibility, reliability and validity of the Brazilian Portuguese version. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 10:42, 1-11.