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Measuring health-related quality of life with the EQ-5D-Y instrument in children and adolescents with asthma
Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, Medical Management Centre, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm; Stockholm County Council, Health Care Services, Stockholm.
Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, Medical Management Centre, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm; Stockholm County Council, Health Care Services, Stockholm.
Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, Medical Management Centre, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm; Stockholm County Council, Health Care Services, Stockholm; Department of Public Health Sciences, Equity and Health Policy Research Group, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm.
The Swedish Red Cross University College. Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, Medical Management Centre, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2504-343X
2015 (English)In: Acta Paediatrica, ISSN 0803-5253, E-ISSN 1651-2227, Vol. 104, no 2, 167-173 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

AIM: Asthma is one of the most common chronic paediatric diseases worldwide and affects different dimensions of health-related quality of life. This study tested the feasibility and convergent validity of using the EQ-5D-Y instrument on children and adolescents with asthma.

METHODS: A cross-sectional design was chosen, and children with asthma, aged from 8 to 16 years, were recruited from clinics in Stockholm, Sweden. To test convergent validity, the EQ-5D-Y instrument was combined with the Paediatric Quality of Life Questionnaire.

RESULTS: The EQ-5D-Y proved feasible as nearly 96% of the 94 respondents completed all items on the questionnaire. High and moderate correlations between the two instruments were found for the dimensions of 'doing usual activities' and 'activity limitations' and for 'having pain or discomfort' and 'symptoms'. The visual analogue scale of the ED-5D-Y correlated with the Paediatric Quality of Life Questionnaire total score and the self-rated health question. The dimensions on the EQ-5D-Y with most reported problems were 'usual activities', 'pain or discomfort' and 'worried, sad or unhappy'.

CONCLUSION: The EQ-5D-Y instrument seemed to provide feasibility and convergent validity for measuring health-related quality of life in children and adolescents with asthma.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-Blackwell, 2015. Vol. 104, no 2, 167-173 p.
Keyword [en]
Asthma in children; Health-related quality of life; Quality of life instruments
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Respiratory Medicine and Allergy Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:rkh:diva-1406DOI: 10.1111/apa.12863PubMedID: 25393977OAI: oai:DiVA.org:rkh-1406DiVA: diva2:783494
Available from: 2015-01-26 Created: 2015-01-26 Last updated: 2016-12-16Bibliographically approved

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