The Measurement Model for the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory is used to assess levels of physical, emotional, social and school functioning. Scores are broken down into a Total Scale Score, a Physical Health Summary Score and a Psychosocial Health Summary Score.
The Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL) is a questionnaire we use to obtain information on a child’s health related quality of life and school functioning at different ages. The questionnaire is completed by the child’s caregiver. We also ask your child to complete a questionnaire when he or she is 9 yrs of age.
There are four sections in the PedsQL including physical functioning, emotional functioning, social functioning and school functioning. These sections then allow for three different scores to be produced: a Total Scale Score, a Physical Health Summary Score and a Psychosocial Health Summary Score. The PedsQL only takes a few minutes to complete and all responses are treated with the upmost confidentiality.
Collecting information on health related quality of life and school functioning allows us to better understand the impact that hearing loss can have on the overall functioning of children with hearing loss growing up in Australia.