Print Email Facebook Twitter KIDSCREEN-52 quality-of-life measure for children and adolescents Title KIDSCREEN-52 quality-of-life measure for children and adolescents Author Ravens-Sieberer, U. Gosch, A. Rajmil, L. Erhart, M. Bruil, J. Duer, W. Auquier, P. Power, M. Abel, T. Czemy, L. Mazur, J. Czimbalmos, A. Tountas, Y. Hagquist, C. Kilroe, J. Fuerth, K. Auquier, P. Robitail, S. Simeoni, M.C. Orbicini, D. von Rueden, U. Dimitrakaki, C. Detmar, S. Verips, E. Mierzejewska, E. Berra, S. Tebé, C. Bisegger, C. Cloetta, B. Atherton, C. TNO Preventie en Gezondheid Publication year 2005 Abstract This study describes the development and reports the first psychometric results of the European KIDSCREEN-52 generic health-related quality-of-life questionnaire for children and adolescents. The KIDSCREEN-52, including ten dimensions, was applied in a European survey involving 12 countries (i.e., Austria, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Spain, France, Hungary, The Netherlands, Poland, Sweden and the UK) and 22,110 children and adolescents aged between 8 and 18 years of age. Questionnaire development included a literature search, expert consultation, and focus group discussions with children and adolescents. After definition of dimensions and collection of items, a translation process following international translation guidelines, cognitive interviews and a pilot test were performed. Analysis regarding psychometric properties showed Cronbach-α ranged from 0.77 to 0.89. Correlation coefficients between KINDLR and KIDSCREEN-52 dimensions were high for those assessing similar constructs (r = 0.51-0.68). All KIDSCREEN-52 dimensions showed a gradient according to socioeconomic status and most dimensions showed a gradient according to psychosomatic health complaints. The first results demonstrate that the KIDSCREEN-52 questionnaire is a promising cross-cultural measure of health-related quality-of-life assessment for children and adolescents in Europe. © 2005 Future Drugs Ltd. Subject HealthChildren and adolescentsCrosscultural comparisonHealth-related quality of lifeQuestionnaire developmentReliabilityValidityChild careClinical researchCorrelation coefficientCultural factorEuropeFemaleHumanInformation processingInterviewMalePilot studyPsychometryPsychosomatic disorderQuality of lifeReliabilityReviewSocial statusValidation process To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:21129489-7703-4cbf-94a2-4bbfa94be5a3 DOI https://doi.org/10.1586/14737126.96.36.1993 TNO identifier 238518 ISSN 1473-7167 Source Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, 5 (3), 353-364 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.