The ARCH Lab collaborated with the authors of the KIDSCREEN-27, a measure of health related quality of life for children and adolescents, to assess whether it was a reliable and valid measure in young children 2-7 years with chronic physical illnesses. The paper, “Measuring health-related quality of life in young children with physical illness: psychometric properties of the parent-reported KIDSCREEN-27“, was published in Quality of Life Research.
Data come from the MY LIFE Study; children (2-7 years; n = 106) were compared to adolescents (8-16 years; n = 157). Using parent-reported KIDSCREEN-27 scores, authors estimated inter-domain correlations and internal consistency, measurement invariance, and discriminant validity. The WHODAS 2.0 (child functioning/impairment) was also used to assess convergent validity.
Findings provide evidence of adequate psychometric properties for the KIDSCREEN-27 in young children with chronic physical illness.