A new ARCH Lab paper entitled, “Measurement invariance of the Quality of Life in Childhood Epilepsy Questionnaire (QOLCE-55)” was recently published in Epilepsia. Findings suggested that the question items included in the QOLCE-55 are perceived similarly across groups stratified by age, sex, and time. Combined with our previous work, this is further evidence of the validity of the QOLCE-55 in measuring health-related quality of life children with epilepsy. Health professionals and researchers should be confident that group comparisons made using the QOLCE-55 are unbiased.
Dr. Ferro presented this work during the Pediatrics Highlights Session at the 2015 American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting held in Philadelphia.
The QOLCE-55 is available for free download here.