Development and initial validation of a pictorial quality of life measure for young children with asthma

Robin S. Everhart, Barbara H. Fiese

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Abstract

Objective To develop and assess the psychometric properties of a pictorial version of the Pediatric Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (PAQLQ).MethodsA pictorial PAQLQ was administered to 101 children with mild to severe asthma between 5 and 7 years of age. A subgroup of 48 children followed longitudinally completed the established version of the PAQLQ.ResultsA confirmatory factor analysis with modifications supported the factor structure of the established PAQLQ. The pictorial measure exhibited internal consistency reliability and convergent, discriminant, and predictive validity.ConclusionsResults suggest that the pictorial version of the PAQLQ has an underlying factor structure that is similar to that of the established PAQLQ. Future research with larger and diverse samples is needed to confirm the factor structure of the pictorial PAQLQ.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)966-976
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Pediatric Psychology
Volume34
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2009

Keywords

  • Asthma
  • Children
  • Psychometric validation
  • Quality of life

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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