J W Varni

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Affiliation: Children's Hospital and Health Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi The PedsQL 4.0 Generic Core Scales: sensitivity, responsiveness, and impact on clinical decision-making
    James W Varni
    Center for Child Health Outcomes, Children s Hospital and Health Center, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, USA
    J Behav Med 25:175-93. 2002
  2. ncbi PedsQL 4.0: reliability and validity of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory version 4.0 generic core scales in healthy and patient populations
    J W Varni
    Center for Child Health Outcomes, Children s Hospital and Health Center, San Diego, California, USA
    Med Care 39:800-12. 2001
  3. ncbi The PedsQL in pediatric rheumatology: reliability, validity, and responsiveness of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory Generic Core Scales and Rheumatology Module
    James W Varni
    Center for Children s Health Outcomes, Children s Hospital and Health Center and University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, 92123, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 46:714-25. 2002
  4. ncbi The PedsQL in pediatric cancer: reliability and validity of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory Generic Core Scales, Multidimensional Fatigue Scale, and Cancer Module
    James W Varni
    Center for Child Health Outcomes, Children s Hospital and Health Center, 3020 Children s Way, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    Cancer 94:2090-106. 2002
  5. ncbi The PedsQL: measurement model for the pediatric quality of life inventory
    J W Varni
    Children s Hospital and Health Center and the Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, 92123, USA
    Med Care 37:126-39. 1999
  6. ncbi Parents' Perceptions of Primary Care: measuring parents' experiences of pediatric primary care quality
    M Seid
    Center for Child Health Outcomes, Children s Hospital and Health Center, San Diego, California, USA
    Pediatrics 108:264-70. 2001
  7. ncbi Measuring quality of care for vulnerable children: challenges and conceptualization of a pediatric outcome measure of quality
    M Seid
    Center for Child Health Outcomes, Children s Hospital and Health Center, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    Am J Med Qual 15:182-8. 2000
  8. ncbi Stress, social support and negative affectivity in children with newly diagnosed cancer: a prospective transactional analysis
    J W Varni
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, USA
    Psychooncology 6:267-78. 1997
  9. ncbi Religious coping and problem-solving by couples faced with prostate cancer
    S M Yoshimoto
    Rebecca and John Moores UCSD Cancer Center, La Jolla, California, USA
    Eur J Cancer Care (Engl) 15:481-8. 2006
  10. ncbi Health-related quality of life of children and adolescents with cerebral palsy: hearing the voices of the children
    James W Varni
    Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, College of Architecture, Texas A and M University, 3137 TAMU, College Station, Texas 77843 3137, USA
    Dev Med Child Neurol 47:592-7. 2005

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  1. ncbi The PedsQL 4.0 Generic Core Scales: sensitivity, responsiveness, and impact on clinical decision-making
    James W Varni
    Center for Child Health Outcomes, Children s Hospital and Health Center, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, USA
    J Behav Med 25:175-93. 2002
    ..In the pediatric rheumatology clinic setting, the PedsQL demonstrated an impact on clinical decision-making, resulting in subsequent increases in HRQOL...
  2. ncbi PedsQL 4.0: reliability and validity of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory version 4.0 generic core scales in healthy and patient populations
    J W Varni
    Center for Child Health Outcomes, Children s Hospital and Health Center, San Diego, California, USA
    Med Care 39:800-12. 2001
    ..The PedsQL 4.0 Generic Core Scales consist of 23 items applicable for healthy school and community populations, as well as pediatric populations with acute and chronic health conditions...
  3. ncbi The PedsQL in pediatric rheumatology: reliability, validity, and responsiveness of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory Generic Core Scales and Rheumatology Module
    James W Varni
    Center for Children s Health Outcomes, Children s Hospital and Health Center and University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, 92123, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 46:714-25. 2002
    ..This study was undertaken to demonstrate the reliability, validity, and responsiveness of the PedsQL 4.0 Generic Core Scales and the PedsQL 3.0 Rheumatology Module in pediatric rheumatology...
  4. ncbi The PedsQL in pediatric cancer: reliability and validity of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory Generic Core Scales, Multidimensional Fatigue Scale, and Cancer Module
    James W Varni
    Center for Child Health Outcomes, Children s Hospital and Health Center, 3020 Children s Way, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    Cancer 94:2090-106. 2002
    ..The PedsQL Multidimensional Fatigue Scale was designed to measure fatigue in pediatric patients. The PedsQL 3.0 Cancer Module was designed to measure pediatric cancer specific HRQOL...
  5. ncbi The PedsQL: measurement model for the pediatric quality of life inventory
    J W Varni
    Children s Hospital and Health Center and the Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, 92123, USA
    Med Care 37:126-39. 1999
    ..A practical, validated generic measure of HRQOL facilitates assessing risk, tracking health status, and measuring treatment outcomes in pediatric populations...
  6. ncbi Parents' Perceptions of Primary Care: measuring parents' experiences of pediatric primary care quality
    M Seid
    Center for Child Health Outcomes, Children s Hospital and Health Center, San Diego, California, USA
    Pediatrics 108:264-70. 2001
    ....
  7. ncbi Measuring quality of care for vulnerable children: challenges and conceptualization of a pediatric outcome measure of quality
    M Seid
    Center for Child Health Outcomes, Children s Hospital and Health Center, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    Am J Med Qual 15:182-8. 2000
    ..Ongoing research to validate the PedsQL as an outcome measure of health care quality is described...
  8. ncbi Stress, social support and negative affectivity in children with newly diagnosed cancer: a prospective transactional analysis
    J W Varni
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, USA
    Psychooncology 6:267-78. 1997
    ....
  9. ncbi Religious coping and problem-solving by couples faced with prostate cancer
    S M Yoshimoto
    Rebecca and John Moores UCSD Cancer Center, La Jolla, California, USA
    Eur J Cancer Care (Engl) 15:481-8. 2006
    ..Findings suggest that when couples share in turning to religion as a source of coping, this may be associated with improved problem-solving, but sole engagement in religious coping by wives may be associated with worse problem-solving...
  10. ncbi Health-related quality of life of children and adolescents with cerebral palsy: hearing the voices of the children
    James W Varni
    Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, College of Architecture, Texas A and M University, 3137 TAMU, College Station, Texas 77843 3137, USA
    Dev Med Child Neurol 47:592-7. 2005
    ..1) and hemiplegia (mean 72.4). Parent-child concordance was lowest for emotional functioning. Providers and parents should obtain the children's HRQOL perceptions whenever possible...
  11. pmc How young can children reliably and validly self-report their health-related quality of life?: an analysis of 8,591 children across age subgroups with the PedsQL 4.0 Generic Core Scales
    James W Varni
    Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, College of Architecture, Texas A and M University, 3137 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843 3137, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 5:1. 2007
    ..Data from the PedsQL DatabaseSM were utilized to test the hypothesis that children as young as 5 years of age can reliably and validly report their HRQOL...
  12. pmc The PedsQL Present Functioning Visual Analogue Scales: preliminary reliability and validity
    Sandra A Sherman
    SDSU UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, San Diego State, San Diego, CA 92120, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 4:75. 2006
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  13. ncbi The PedsQL Brain Tumor Module: initial reliability and validity
    Stephanie N Palmer
    Childrens Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 49:287-93. 2007
    ..This investigation examines the internal consistency reliability and construct validity of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL) Brain Tumor Module...
  14. ncbi The impact of realized access to care on health-related quality of life: a two-year prospective cohort study of children in the California State Children's Health Insurance Program
    Michael Seid
    RAND Corporation, 1776 Main Street, M4W, Santa Monica, CA 90407, USA
    J Pediatr 149:354-61. 2006
    ..To examine the effect of realized access to care (problems getting care, access to needed care) on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in the California State Children's Health Insurance Program...
  15. ncbi The Seattle Pediatric Palliative Care Project: effects on family satisfaction and health-related quality of life
    Ross M Hays
    Pediatric Palliative Care Consultation Program, Children s Hospital and Regional Medical Center Seattle, Seattle, Washington 98180, USA
    J Palliat Med 9:716-28. 2006
    ..The program was designed to enhance patient-provider communication using the Decision-making Tool (DMT) and experimented with co-management by clinicians and insurers to support decision making in advanced serious pediatric illness...
  16. pmc The PedsQL as a patient-reported outcome in children and adolescents with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: a population-based study
    James W Varni
    Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843 3137, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 4:26. 2006
    ....
  17. ncbi The PedsQL 4.0 as a school population health measure: feasibility, reliability, and validity
    James W Varni
    Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, College of Architecture, Texas A and M University, 3137 TAMU, College Station, Texas 77843 3137, USA
    Qual Life Res 15:203-15. 2006
    ....
  18. pmc Initial validation of the Argentinean Spanish version of the PedsQL 4.0 Generic Core Scales in children and adolescents with chronic diseases: acceptability and comprehensibility in low-income settings
    Mariana Roizen
    Committee on Quality of Life, Hospital de Pediatria Prof Dr Juan P Garrahan, Pichincha 1890, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 6:59. 2008
    ..Reliability, and known-groups, and convergent validity were tested...
  19. pmc Parent proxy-report of their children's health-related quality of life: an analysis of 13,878 parents' reliability and validity across age subgroups using the PedsQL 4.0 Generic Core Scales
    James W Varni
    Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, College of Architecture, Texas A and M University, 3137 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843 3137, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 5:2. 2007
    ..Data from the PedsQL DatabaseSM were utilized to test the reliability and validity of parent proxy-report at the individual age subgroup level for ages 2-16 years as recommended by recent FDA guidelines...
  20. pmc The PedsQL as a patient-reported outcome in children and adolescents with fibromyalgia: an analysis of OMERACT domains
    James W Varni
    Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, College of Architecture, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843 3137, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 5:9. 2007
    ..The focus of these deliberations was exclusively on adult patients, and to our knowledge, these domains have not been previously tested within a multidimensional framework in children and adolescents with fibromyalgia...
  21. pmc The pediatric quality of life inventory (PedsQL) family impact module: reliability and validity of the Brazilian version
    Ana C Scarpelli
    Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Federal University of Minas Gerais Av, Antonio Carlos 6627, Belo Horizonte, MG, 31270 901, Brazil
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 6:35. 2008
    ..The objective of the present study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the PedsQL Family Impact Module cross-culturally adapted for use in Brazil...
  22. doi Quality of life in children with heart disease as perceived by children and parents
    Karen Uzark
    Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Children s Hospital Medical Center, 3333 Burnet Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA
    Pediatrics 121:e1060-7. 2008
    ....
  23. doi Measuring health-related quality of life in children with ESRD: performance of the generic and ESRD-specific instrument of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL)
    Stuart L Goldstein
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 51:285-97. 2008
    ..Minimal data exist to describe health-related quality of life in children with end-stage renal disease (ESRD)...
  24. pmc Measurement properties of the Brazilian version of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL) cancer module scale
    Ana C Scarpelli
    Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Federal University of Minas Gerais Av, Antonio Carlos 6627, Belo Horizonte, MG, 31270 901, Brazil
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 6:7. 2008
    ..The objective of the current paper was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the PedsQL 3.0 Cancer Module cross-culturally adapted for use in Brazil...
  25. doi The ePedsQL in type 1 and type 2 diabetes: feasibility, reliability, and validity of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory Internet administration
    James W Varni
    Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Texas A and M University, College Station, Texas, USA
    Diabetes Care 31:672-7. 2008
    ..The electronic version of the PedsQL 4.0 (ePedsQL) was designed for Internet administration...
  26. ncbi Measuring health-related quality of life in Greek children: psychometric properties of the Greek version of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory(TM) 4.0 Generic Core Scales
    Konstantina Gkoltsiou
    Center for Health Services Research, Medical School, University of Athens, Alexandroupoleos 25, Athens 11527, Greece
    Qual Life Res 17:299-305. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the psychometric properties of the Greek version of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory(TM) 4.0 (PedsQL(TM) 4.0) as a population health outcome measure...
  27. pmc Impaired health-related quality of life in children and adolescents with chronic conditions: a comparative analysis of 10 disease clusters and 33 disease categories/severities utilizing the PedsQL 4.0 Generic Core Scales
    James W Varni
    Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843 3137, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 5:43. 2007
    ..Comparisons were also benchmarked with healthy children data...
  28. ncbi Reliability and validity of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL) Short Form 15 Generic Core Scales in Japan
    Xiaoli Chen
    Faculty of Medicine, Division of Biostatistics and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Toyama, Toyama, Japan
    Qual Life Res 16:1239-49. 2007
    ..To assess the reliability and validity of the Japanese translation version of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory 4.0 Short Form 15 (PedsQL 4.0 SF15)...
  29. ncbi Practical issues in the application of item response theory: a demonstration using items from the pediatric quality of life inventory (PedsQL) 4.0 generic core scales
    Cheryl D Hill
    RTI Health Solutions, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709 2194, USA
    Med Care 45:S39-47. 2007
    ..This article discusses results obtained using categorical confirmatory factor analysis (CCFA) to check IRT model assumptions and the application of IRT in item analysis and scale evaluation...
  30. ncbi Literature review: health-related quality of life measurement in pediatric oncology: hearing the voices of the children
    James W Varni
    College of Architecture, Texas A and M University, 3137 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843 3137 USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 32:1151-63. 2007
    ....
  31. pmc Health-related quality of life measurement in pediatric clinical practice: an appraisal and precept for future research and application
    James W Varni
    Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Texas A and M University, 3137 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843 3137, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 3:34. 2005
    ....
  32. ncbi Measuring primary care for children of Latino farmworkers: reliability and validity of the parent's perceptions of primary care measure (P3C)
    Michael Seid
    RAND Health, Santa Monica, California 90407, USA
    Matern Child Health J 9:49-57. 2005
    ..The P3C can be useful to various stakeholders in measuring primary care for vulnerable populations...
  33. ncbi The PedsQL 4.0 as a pediatric population health measure: feasibility, reliability, and validity
    James W Varni
    Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, College of Architecture and the Department of Pediatrics, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA
    Ambul Pediatr 3:329-41. 2003
    ....
  34. ncbi Parents' reports of barriers to care for children with special health care needs: development and validation of the barriers to care questionnaire
    Michael Seid
    RAND Health, Santa Monica, CA 90407, USA
    Ambul Pediatr 4:323-31. 2004
    ..To describe the development and validation of the Barriers to Care Questionnaire (BCQ)...
  35. ncbi The PedsQL in pediatric cancer pain: a prospective longitudinal analysis of pain and emotional distress
    James W Varni
    Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, College of Architecture, Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Texas A and M University, College Station, Texas 77843 3137, USA
    J Dev Behav Pediatr 25:239-46. 2004
    ..These results suggest that both pain and emotional distress should be targeted for treatment interventions concurrently to enhance long-term health-related quality of life of the pediatric patient with cancer...
  36. pmc Health-related quality of life as a predictor of pediatric healthcare costs: a two-year prospective cohort analysis
    Michael Seid
    RAND Health, 1700 Main Street, M 28, Santa Monica, California, 90407, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 2:48. 2004
    ..The exploratory hypothesis tested anticipated that a relatively small group of children would account for a disproportionately large percent of healthcare costs...
  37. ncbi Parent proxy-reported health-related quality of life and fatigue in pediatric patients diagnosed with brain tumors and acute lymphoblastic leukemia
    Kathleen Meeske
    Childrens Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
    Cancer 101:2116-25. 2004
    ..Parent proxy assessments of HRQOL allow for greater inclusion of children who are developmentally immature, physically ill, or cognitively impaired...
  38. pmc The PedsQL Family Impact Module: preliminary reliability and validity
    James W Varni
    Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, College of Architecture, Texas A and M University, 3137 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843 3137, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 2:55. 2004
    ..The PedsQL Family Impact Module measures parent self-reported physical, emotional, social, and cognitive functioning, communication, and worry. The Module also measures parent-reported family daily activities and family relationships...
  39. ncbi The PedsQL in type 1 and type 2 diabetes: reliability and validity of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory Generic Core Scales and type 1 Diabetes Module
    James W Varni
    Colleges of Architecture and Medicine, Texas A and M University, College Station, Texas 77843 3137, USA
    Diabetes Care 26:631-7. 2003
    ..The PedsQL 3.0 Type 1 Diabetes Module was designed to measure diabetes-specific HRQOL...
  40. ncbi The relationship between health-related quality of life, pain, and coping strategies in juvenile arthritis--a one year prospective study
    Michael G Sawyer
    Research and Evaluation Unit, Women s and Children s Hospital, South Australia, Australia
    Qual Life Res 14:1585-98. 2005
    ..However, there was little evidence that pain coping strategies mediated the relationship between children's experience of pain and their HRQL...
  41. ncbi Crossing the border for health care: access and primary care characteristics for young children of Latino farm workers along the US-Mexico border
    Michael Seid
    Center for Child Health Outcomes, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    Ambul Pediatr 3:121-30. 2003
    ..To examine prevalence and correlates of cross-border health care for children of Latino farm workers in counties near the US-Mexico border and to compare access and primary care in the United States and Mexico...
  42. pmc Parents' perceptions of pediatric primary care quality: effects of race/ethnicity, language, and access
    Michael Seid
    Center for Child Health Outcomes, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    Health Serv Res 38:1009-31. 2003
    ..To examine the effects of race/ethnicity, language, and potential access on parents' reports of pediatric primary care experiences...
  43. ncbi The PedsQL: reliability and validity of the short-form generic core scales and Asthma Module
    Kitty S Chan
    RAND Corporation, Health Program, Santa Monica, California, USA
    Med Care 43:256-65. 2005
    ..0 SF15, a shortened version of the 23-item PedsQL 4.0 Generic Core Scales, which is a pediatric health-related quality of life (HRQoL) instrument, and the PedsQL 3.0 SF22 Asthma Module, a short-form of the PedsQL 3.0 Asthma Module...
  44. ncbi The PedsQL Multidimensional Fatigue Scale in pediatric rheumatology: reliability and validity
    James W Varni
    Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, College of Architecture, Texas A and M University, 3137 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843 3137, USA
    J Rheumatol 31:2494-500. 2004
    ..Children with fibromyalgia manifested greater fatigue than children with other rheumatic diseases...
  45. pmc The use of focus groups in the development of the PROMIS pediatrics item bank
    Tasanee R Walsh
    School of Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Tate Turner Kuralt Bldg, CB 3550, 325 Pittsboro St, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 3550, USA
    Qual Life Res 17:725-35. 2008
    ..We used this information in the development of patient-reported outcome items for the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System Pediatrics project...
  46. ncbi Health-related quality of life and depressive symptoms in children with suspected sleep-disordered breathing
    Valerie McLaughlin Crabtree
    Division of Pediatric Sleep Medicine and Kosair Children s Hospital Research Institute, Department of Pediatrics, University of Louisville School of Medicine, KY 40202, USA
    Sleep 27:1131-8. 2004
    ..However, the impact of SDB on mood and quality of life and the confounder effect of obesity in this setting are unclear...
  47. pmc Item response theory detected differential item functioning between healthy and ill children in quality-of-life measures
    Michelle M Langer
    Thurstone Psychometric Laboratory, University of North Carolina, Davie Hall, CB 3270, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 3270, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 61:268-76. 2008
    ..To demonstrate the value of item response theory (IRT) and differential item functioning (DIF) methods in examining a health-related quality-of-life measure in children and adolescents...
  48. ncbi Problems associated with prostate cancer: differences of opinion among health care providers, patients, and spouses
    Jenifer R Jacobs
    University of California at San Diego, LaJolla 92093, USA
    J Cancer Educ 17:33-6. 2002
    ..Problems accompany any experience with cancer...
  49. ncbi Health-related quality of life of severely obese children and adolescents
    Jeffrey B Schwimmer
    Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego 92103, USA
    JAMA 289:1813-9. 2003
    ..One in 7 US children and adolescents is obese, yet little is known about their health-related quality of life (QOL)...
  50. ncbi The PedsQL Multidimensional Fatigue Scale in young adults: feasibility, reliability and validity in a University student population
    James W Varni
    Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Texas A and M University, 3137 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843 3137, USA
    Qual Life Res 17:105-14. 2008
    ....
  51. ncbi The effects of dyadic strength and coping styles on psychological distress in couples faced with prostate cancer
    Rajni Banthia
    SDSU UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, 6363 Alvarado Ct 103, San Diego, California 92120, USA
    J Behav Med 26:31-52. 2003
    ..Being part of a strong dyad may serve as a buffering factor, implying the need for psychosocial intervention for couples in maladjusted relationships...
  52. ncbi Measuring the quality of children's postoperative pain management: initial validation of the child/parent Total Quality Pain Management (TQPM) instruments
    Roxie L Foster
    School of Nursing, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO 80262, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 23:201-10. 2002
    ..Construct validity was examined through selected inter-item relationships. Psychometric analyses support the initial measurement properties of the pediatric TQPM instruments...
  53. ncbi Problem-solving skills and emotional distress in spouses of men with prostate cancer
    Vanessa L Malcarne
    Department of Psychology, San Diego State University, CA 92120 4913, USA
    J Cancer Educ 17:150-4. 2002
    ..Prostate cancer, the most common cancer in American men, may increase the risk of emotional distress in patients and their spouses. Problem-solving skills may be related to the emotional distress of the spouses...
  54. ncbi Problem-solving skills training for mothers of children with newly diagnosed cancer: a randomized trial
    Olle Jane Z Sahler
    Division of Hematology Oncology, Strong Children s Hospital University of Rochester Medical Center, New York 14642, USA
    J Dev Behav Pediatr 23:77-86. 2002
    ..The implications of these findings for refinement of the PSST intervention and for extension to other groups of children with serious illnesses are discussed...
  55. ncbi Trajectories of adjustment in mothers of children with newly diagnosed cancer: a natural history investigation
    Michael J Dolgin
    Schneider Children s Medical Center, Israel
    J Pediatr Psychol 32:771-82. 2007
    ....
  56. ncbi Profile of daily life in children with brain tumors: an assessment of health-related quality of life
    Sundeep R Bhat
    Department of Neurology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA, USA
    J Clin Oncol 23:5493-500. 2005
    ..We aimed to show that universal assessment of HRQOL could be obtained easily by using the PedsQL 4.0 and to provide a composite profile of their daily lives...
  57. ncbi Using problem-solving skills training to reduce negative affectivity in mothers of children with newly diagnosed cancer: report of a multisite randomized trial
    Olle Jane Z Sahler
    Golisano Children s Hospital at Strong, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 73:272-83. 2005
    ..In general, efficacy for Spanish-speaking mothers exceeded that for English-speaking mothers. Findings also suggest young, single mothers profit most from PSST...
  58. pmc Problem-solving and distress in prostate cancer patients and their spousal caregivers
    Celine M Ko
    Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, San Diego State University University of California, 6363 Alvarado Court, Suite 103, San Diego, CA, 92120 4913, USA
    Support Care Cancer 13:367-74. 2005
    ..The following mediational model was tested: Spouses' problem-solving coping will be significantly inversely related to patients' levels of distress, but this relationship will be mediated by spouses' distress levels...
  59. ncbi The PedsQL in pediatric cerebral palsy: reliability, validity, and sensitivity of the Generic Core Scales and Cerebral Palsy Module
    James W Varni
    Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, College of Architecture, Texas A and M University, College Station, 77843 3137, USA
    Dev Med Child Neurol 48:442-9. 2006
    ..0 distinguished between healthy children and children with CP. Construct validity of the CP Module was supported. Sensitivity of the PedsQL was demonstrated among children with different diagnostic categories and gross motor function...
  60. ncbi Health-related quality of life in pediatric patients with ESRD
    Stuart L Goldstein
    Texas Children s Hospital, 6621 Fannin Street, MC 3 2482, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Pediatr Nephrol 21:846-50. 2006
    ..We suggest that the ESRD-specific HRQOL instrument in development is needed to help define condition-specific HRQOL differences between modalities...
  61. ncbi Correspondence between daily and weekly fatigue reports in breast cancer survivors
    Rajni Banthia
    SDSU UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, San Diego, CA 92120 4913, USA
    J Behav Med 29:269-79. 2006
    ..Findings suggest that different information is captured by daily versus weekly reports, and that although visual analogue scale ratings can provide a quick assessment of general fatigue, they do not capture other important dimensions...
  62. ncbi Pain, fatigue, and school functioning in children with cerebral palsy: a path-analytic model
    Susan J Berrin
    San Diego State University, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 32:330-7. 2007
    ..This study tests a model of how pain and fatigue, independently or in combination, relate to school functioning in pediatric cerebral palsy (CP)...
  63. ncbi Health-related quality of life in pediatric patients with irritable bowel syndrome: a comparative analysis
    James W Varni
    Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, College of Architecture, Texas A and M University, College Station, Texas 77843 3137, USA
    J Dev Behav Pediatr 27:451-8. 2006
    ..These findings suggest the need for targeted interventions to address these dimensions of impaired HRQOL...
  64. ncbi The PedsQL in pediatric asthma: reliability and validity of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory generic core scales and asthma module
    James W Varni
    Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, College of Architecture, Texas A and M University, 3137 TAMU, College Station, Texas 77843 3137, USA
    J Behav Med 27:297-318. 2004
    ..The results demonstrate the reliability, validity, and responsiveness of the PedsQL required for an outcome measure in pediatric asthma clinical trials and research...
  65. pmc Costs of recruiting couples to a clinical trial
    Georgia Robins Sadler
    UCSD School of Medicine, La Jolla, CA 92093 0658, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 28:423-32. 2007
    ..Having estimates of the actual cost of recruiting dyads to research studies can help investigators prepare realistic study budgets...
  66. ncbi Evaluation of the built environment at a children's convalescent hospital: development of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory parent and staff satisfaction measures for pediatric health care facilities
    James W Varni
    Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, College of Architecture, Texas A and M University, College Station 77843 3137, USA
    J Dev Behav Pediatr 25:10-20. 2004
    ..53; p <.001; r =.51; p <.01, respectively). The implications of the findings for the architectural design and evaluation of pediatric health care facilities are discussed...
  67. doi Factorial invariance of child self-report across healthy and chronic health condition groups: a confirmatory factor analysis utilizing the PedsQLTM 4.0 Generic Core Scales
    Christine A Limbers
    College of Architecture, Texas A and M University, 3137 TAMU, College Station, Texas 77843 3137, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 33:630-9. 2008
    ..The objective of the present study was to examine the factorial invariance of the PedsQL 4.0 Generic Core Scales for child self-report across 11,433 children ages 5-18 with chronic health conditions and healthy children...