ERIC Number: EJ698238
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Publication Date: 2005-Aug
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Brief Report: A Quality of Life Instrument for Adolescents with Growth Disorders
Cramer, J.A.; Claude Simeoni, M.; Auquier, P.; Robitail, S.; Brasseur, P.; Beresniak, A.
Journal of Adolescence, v28 n4 p595-600 Aug 2005
This study assessed the psychometric properties of a recently developed health-related quality of life (HRQOL) instrument (Vecu et Sante Percue de l'Adolescent -Malade, VSP-AM) in 172 adolescents receiving growth hormone. The VSP-AM was cross-culturally adapted into English and tested for internal consistency (@a=0.78-0.89 subscales, 0.74 Summary Score), construct and criterion validity, and responsiveness. Correlations with other scales demonstrated convergent validity. Adolescents who reported HRQOL as high or low had significantly different scores (all p<0.001). Adolescents receiving growth hormone therapy differed significantly from adolescents with medical, surgical or psychiatric disorders. The VSP-AM shows reliability and validity for HRQOL measurement in adolescents with growth disorders.
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