Title: Does the small fit them all? The utility of Disabkids-10 Index for the assessment of pediatric health-related quality of life across age-groups, genders, and informants
Authors: Carona, Carlos 
Silva, Neuza 
Moreira, Helena 
Canavarro, Maria Cristina 
Bullinger, Monika 
Keywords: Adolescent;Age Factors;Child;Chronic Disease;Female;Humans;Male;Psychometrics;Sex Factors;Socioeconomic Factors;Health Status;Quality of Life;Surveys and Questionnaires
Issue Date: 2014
Abstract: The objective of this study was twofold: First, to conduct a confirmatory factor analysis of the Portuguese versions of Disabkids-10; and second, to examine potential differences in factor structures between age-groups, genders, and informants. The sample included 293 school-aged children and adolescents with chronic health conditions and 197 parents. Both family members (whenever possible) completed the self- and proxy-report versions of Disabkids-10. The factorial model of Disabkids-10 had good fit for self-reported data and minimally acceptable fit for proxy-reported data. The multigroup analyses confirmed the model invariance across age-groups (children vs. adolescents), genders (boys vs. girls), and informants (children vs. parents). The generic developmental applicability of these questionnaires makes them recommended for health care routine assessments on pediatric intervention needs and outcomes.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10316/47174
Rights: openAccess
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