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Table 5 PedsQL scales: construct validity

From: Health related quality of life of Dutch children: psychometric properties of the PedsQL in the Netherlands

   Healthy sample   Chronic health condition   
Subscale N Mean SD N Mean SD Effect size p value
Age group 5-7 76    14     
Total score   85.31 8.59   78.80 9.58 0.76 <.05*
Physical health   88.65 9.13   80.58 13.71 0.88 <.01**
Psychosocial health   83.53 9.70   77.86 10.22 0.58 <.05*
Emotional functioning   76.38 13.80   73.93 11.30 0.18 .53
Social functioning   87.76 11.70   80.00 12.56 0.66 <.05*
School functioning   86.45 10.76   79.64 15.00 0.63 <.05*
Age group 8-12 192    26     
Total score   82.31 8.83   80.64 9.32 0.19 .37
Physical health   85.25 8.85   82.21 12.14 0.34 .12
Psychosocial health   80.75 10.34   79.81 10.43 0.09 .67
Emotional functioning   76.85 13.76   78.85 13.21 -0.15 .49
Social functioning   86.51 12.24   83.27 12.80 0.26 .21
School functioning   78.88 11.90   77.31 13.13 0.13 .53
Age group 13-18 148    25     
Total score   83.14 8.99   77.09 9.40 0.67 <.01**
Physical health   86.76 9.21   81.00 12.00 0.63 <.01**
Psychosocial health   81.21 10.22   75.00 9.56 0.61 <.01**
Emotional functioning   77.53 15.01   71.40 16.62 0.41 .07
Social functioning   90.14 11.37   83.40 12.97 0.59 <.01**
School functioning   75.95 12.68   70.20 15.17 0.45 <.05*
  1. * Significant p < .05, ** Significant p < .01.