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ERIC Number: EJ872509
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0140-1971
Brief Report: The KIDSCREEN Follow-Up Study on Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) in Spanish Children and Adolescents. Pilot Test and Representativeness
Palacio-Vieira, J. A.; Villalonga-Olives, E.; Alonso, J.; Valderas, J. M.; Herdman, M.; Espallargues, M.; Berra, S.; Rajmil, L.
Journal of Adolescence, v33 n1 p227-231 Feb 2010
The Spanish KIDSCREEN follow-up study reassessed the Spanish baseline sample (n = 840) of the European KIDSCREEN study 3 years later (2006). The aims of this paper were to describe the KIDSCREEN follow-up study and the pilot test, and to analyze participation rates and representativeness. Instruments included the KIDSCREEN-52 HRQoL measure and a set of scales including the possible explanatory variables. Focus groups and individual interviews were carried out in a pilot test. Participants were compared with non-participants at baseline, and also with Eurostat census data. Twenty-two out of 24 subjects were interviewed in the pilot test. Fifteen items needed to be modified after the pilot test. Participation rate reached 54% (n = 454). Participants (mean age = 12.71 years old) were on average 6 months younger than non-participants (p = 0.03), and from more educated families. KIDSCREEN follow-up instrumentation seems adequate for collecting factors with potential influence on HRQoL. Follow-up respondents' representativeness seems to be acceptable. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain