Print Email Facebook Twitter Generic health-related quality of life instruments in children and adolescents: A qualitative analysis of content Title Generic health-related quality of life instruments in children and adolescents: A qualitative analysis of content Author Rajmil, L. Herdman, M. Fernandez De Sanmamed, M.J. Detmar, S. Bruil, J. Ravens-Sieberer, U. Bullinger, M. Simeoni, M.C. Auquier, P. Ravens-Sieberer, U. Abel, T. Atherton, C. Auquier, P. Aymerich, M. Bauer, M. Bellach, B.M. Bisegger, C. Bruil, J. Cloetta, B. Detmar, S. Dür, W. Erhart, M. Farley, C. Gosch, A. Herdman, M. Kurth, B.M. Phillips, K. Power, M. Rajmil, L. Robitail, S. Simeoni, M.C. von Rüden, U. Verrips, E. TNO Preventie en Gezondheid Publication year 2004 Abstract Purpose: To determine the extent of differences and similarities in content between heath-related quality of life (HRQOL) instruments for children and adolescents. Methods: A descriptive and explanatory qualitative approach was carried out. Instruments specifically designed for use with children or adolescents were included. To assure the validity of the findings a triangulation of the analysis and 'member checking' were performed. Results: Ten questionnaires were analyzed. All of them included items referring to physical, psychological, and social aspects of health. A relatively low number of categories explained the content of the questionnaires. Conclusions: A reasonably coherent notion of HRQOL underlies instruments available for children and adolescents. HRQOL measurement in young people is still in its developmental step. © Society for Adolescent Medicine, 2004. Subject HealthContent analysisGeneric instrumentsHealth-related quality of lifeChild healthChild health and illness profileChild health questionnaireDutch children AZL TNO questionnaire quality of lifeGeneric child questionnaireGerman quality of life questionnairePediatric quality of life inventoryPhysical activityPsychological aspectSocial aspectValidation processVecu de sante percue adolescentAdolescentAdolescent PsychologyAttitude to HealthChildChild PsychologyHealth StatusHumansPsychometricsQuality of LifeQuestionnairesSickness Impact Profile To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:86846587-415b-4e49-828b-7cbc353ab914 DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/s1054-139x(03)00249-0 TNO identifier 237566 ISSN 1054-139X Source Journal of Adolescent Health, 34 (1), 37-45 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.