ERIC Number: EJ858303
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
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Health-Related Quality of Life and Cognitive Functioning from the Perspective of Parents of School-Aged Children with Asperger's Syndrome Utilizing the PedsQL[TM]
Limbers, Christine A.; Heffer, Robert W.; Varni, James W.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v39 n11 p1529-1541 Nov 2009
HRQOL as a multidimensional construct has not been previously investigated in children with Asperger's Syndrome. The objective of the present study was to examine the initial feasibility, reliability, and validity of the PedsQL[TM] 4.0 Generic Core Scales and PedsQL[TM] Cognitive Functioning Scale parent proxy-report versions in school-aged children with Asperger's Syndrome. The PedsQL[TM] evidenced no missing responses (0.0%), achieved excellent reliability for the Generic Core Total Scale score ([alpha] = 0.82) and Cognitive Functioning Scale ([alpha] = 0.92), distinguished between children with Asperger's Syndrome and a matched sample of healthy children, and was related to similar constructs on the Asperger Syndrome Diagnostic Scale. The results demonstrate the initial measurement properties of the PedsQL[TM] in school-aged children with Asperger's Syndrome.
Descriptors: Asperger Syndrome, Quality of Life, Measures (Individuals), Cognitive Ability, Parent Attitudes, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Scores, Clinical Diagnosis, Measurement Techniques, Children
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