James W Varni

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Affiliation: Texas A and M University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi Psychometric properties of the PROMIS ® pediatric scales: precision, stability, and comparison of different scoring and administration options
    James W Varni
    Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX, USA
    Qual Life Res 23:1233-43. 2014
  2. pmc PROMIS® Parent Proxy Report Scales for children ages 5-7 years: an item response theory analysis of differential item functioning across age groups
    James W Varni
    Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX, USA
    Qual Life Res 23:349-61. 2014
  3. ncbi Factorial invariance of pediatric patient self-reported fatigue across age and gender: a multigroup confirmatory factor analysis approach utilizing the PedsQL™ Multidimensional Fatigue Scale
    James W Varni
    Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX, USA
    Qual Life Res 22:2581-94. 2013
  4. ncbi Content validity of the PedsQL™ 3.2 Diabetes Module in newly diagnosed patients with Type 1 diabetes mellitus ages 8-45
    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
    Qual Life Res 22:2169-81. 2013
  5. pmc The PedsQL™ Oral Health Scale: feasibility, reliability and validity of the Brazilian Portuguese version
    Cristiane B Bendo
    Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 10:42. 2012
  6. pmc Development of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory™ Eosinophilic Esophagitis module items: qualitative methods
    James P Franciosi
    Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Nemours Children s Hospital, 13535 Nemours Parkway, Orlando, FL 32827, USA
    BMC Gastroenterol 12:135. 2012
  7. pmc PROMIS® Parent Proxy Report Scales: an item response theory analysis of the parent proxy report item banks
    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 21:1223-40. 2012
  8. pmc Development of six PROMIS pediatrics proxy-report item banks
    Debra E Irwin
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 10:22. 2012
  9. ncbi PedsQL gastrointestinal symptoms module item development: qualitative methods
    James W Varni
    Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX, USA
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 54:664-71. 2012
  10. doi Health-related quality of life of pediatric patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis: comparisons to four common chronic diseases
    James W Varni
    Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX, USA
    Eur J Pediatr 171:485-92. 2012

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Publications65

  1. ncbi Psychometric properties of the PROMIS ® pediatric scales: precision, stability, and comparison of different scoring and administration options
    James W Varni
    Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX, USA
    Qual Life Res 23:1233-43. 2014
    ....
  2. pmc PROMIS® Parent Proxy Report Scales for children ages 5-7 years: an item response theory analysis of differential item functioning across age groups
    James W Varni
    Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX, USA
    Qual Life Res 23:349-61. 2014
    ....
  3. ncbi Factorial invariance of pediatric patient self-reported fatigue across age and gender: a multigroup confirmatory factor analysis approach utilizing the PedsQL™ Multidimensional Fatigue Scale
    James W Varni
    Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX, USA
    Qual Life Res 22:2581-94. 2013
    ..This study examined the factorial invariance of the 18-item PedsQL™ Multidimensional Fatigue Scale items across age and gender and tested a bifactor model...
  4. ncbi Content validity of the PedsQL™ 3.2 Diabetes Module in newly diagnosed patients with Type 1 diabetes mellitus ages 8-45
    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
    Qual Life Res 22:2169-81. 2013
    ..This study aimed to document the content validity of three age-specific versions (8-12 years, 13-18 years, and 18-45 years) of the PedsQL™ Diabetes Module in a population of newly diagnosed patients with Type 1 diabetes...
  5. pmc The PedsQL™ Oral Health Scale: feasibility, reliability and validity of the Brazilian Portuguese version
    Cristiane B Bendo
    Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 10:42. 2012
    ..0 Generic Core Scales...
  6. pmc Development of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory™ Eosinophilic Esophagitis module items: qualitative methods
    James P Franciosi
    Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Nemours Children s Hospital, 13535 Nemours Parkway, Orlando, FL 32827, USA
    BMC Gastroenterol 12:135. 2012
    ..Therefore, the objective of this qualitative study was to further develop and finalize the items and support the content validity for the new Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory™ (PedsQL™) Eosinophilic Esophagitis Module...
  7. pmc PROMIS® Parent Proxy Report Scales: an item response theory analysis of the parent proxy report item banks
    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 21:1223-40. 2012
    ....
  8. pmc Development of six PROMIS pediatrics proxy-report item banks
    Debra E Irwin
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 10:22. 2012
    ....
  9. ncbi PedsQL gastrointestinal symptoms module item development: qualitative methods
    James W Varni
    Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX, USA
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 54:664-71. 2012
    ....
  10. doi Health-related quality of life of pediatric patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis: comparisons to four common chronic diseases
    James W Varni
    Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX, USA
    Eur J Pediatr 171:485-92. 2012
    ..These results demonstrate the significant negative impact of plaque psoriasis on the daily lives of these children from the patients' perspective...
  11. pmc PedsQL™ Cognitive Functioning Scale in pediatric liver transplant recipients: feasibility, reliability, and validity
    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
    Qual Life Res 20:913-21. 2011
    ..The objective of the present study was to determine the feasibility, reliability, and validity of the PedsQL™ Cognitive Functioning Scale in pediatric liver transplant recipients...
  12. pmc Health-related quality of life in pediatric liver transplant recipients compared with other chronic disease groups
    Christine A Limbers
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Baylor University, Waco, TX, USA
    Pediatr Transplant 15:245-53. 2011
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  13. pmc Cross-sectional analysis of health-related quality of life in pediatric liver transplant recipients
    Estella M Alonso
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Memorial Hospital, 2300 Children s Plaza, Box 65, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
    J Pediatr 156:270-6.e1. 2010
    ..To investigate the distribution of health-related quality of life in pediatric liver transplant recipients compared with a normative population...
  14. doi Factorial invariance of child self-report across socioeconomic status groups: a multigroup confirmatory factor analysis utilizing the PedsQL 4.0 Generic Core Scales
    Christine A Limbers
    Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX, USA
    J Behav Med 31:401-11. 2008
    ..Based on these data, it can be concluded that children across SES groups interpreted items on the PedsQL in a similar manner...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. doi Using factor analysis to confirm the validity of children's self-reported health-related quality of life across different modes of administration
    James W Varni
    Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Texas A and M University, College Station, Texas 77843 3137, USA
    Clin Trials 6:185-95. 2009
    ..That is, they must demonstrate factorial invariance (stable factor structure) across mode of administration...
  18. doi Factorial invariance of child self-report across age subgroups: a confirmatory factor analysis of ages 5 to 16 years utilizing the PedsQL 4.0 Generic Core Scales
    Christine A Limbers
    Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843 3137, USA
    Value Health 11:659-68. 2008
    ..This study examined age subgroup factorial invariance of child self-report for ages 5 to 16 years on more than 8,500 children utilizing the PedsQL 4.0 Generic Core Scales...
  19. 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)...
  20. pmc Factors predicting health-related quality of life in pediatric liver transplant recipients in the functional outcomes group
    Estella M Alonso
    Department of Pediatrics, Ann and Robert H Lurie Children s Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
    Pediatr Transplant 17:605-11. 2013
    ..Male gender, single-parent households, higher bilirubin levels at LT, and use of anti-seizure medication predicted lower cognitive function scores. HRQOL following pediatric LT is related to medical and demographic variables. ..
  21. 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...
  22. pmc PROMIS Pediatric Pain Interference Scale: an item response theory analysis of the pediatric pain item bank
    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, Texas 77843 3137, USA
    J Pain 11:1109-19. 2010
    ..A simulated CAT was computed that provides the most information at 5 possible score locations (30, 40, 50, 60, and 70 on the T-score metric)...
  23. doi The PedsQL Multidimensional Fatigue Scale in type 1 diabetes: feasibility, reliability, and validity
    James W Varni
    Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843 3137, USA
    Pediatr Diabetes 10:321-8. 2009
    ..The objective of the present study was to determine the feasibility, reliability, and validity of the PedsQL Multidimensional Fatigue Scale in type 1 diabetes...
  24. ncbi Longitudinal factorial invariance of the PedsQL 4.0 Generic Core Scales child self-report Version: one year prospective evidence from the California State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)
    James W Varni
    Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX, USA
    Qual Life Res 17:1153-62. 2008
    ....
  25. 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...
  26. doi The pediatric quality of life inventory: measuring pediatric health-related quality of life from the perspective of children and their parents
    James W Varni
    Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA
    Pediatr Clin North Am 56:843-63. 2009
    ....
  27. ncbi The PedsQL multidimensional fatigue scale in pediatric obesity: feasibility, reliability and validity
    James W Varni
    Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Texas A and M University, College Station, Texas, USA
    Int J Pediatr Obes 5:34-42. 2010
    ..The objective of the present study was to determine the feasibility, reliability, and validity of the PedsQL Multidimensional Fatigue Scale in pediatric obesity...
  28. pmc Construction of the eight-item patient-reported outcomes measurement information system pediatric physical function scales: built using item response theory
    Esi Morgan Dewitt
    Department of Pediatrics, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 64:794-804. 2011
    ..To create self-report physical function (PF) measures for children using modern psychometric methods for item analysis as part of patient-reported outcomes measurement information system (PROMIS)...
  29. doi The PedsQL™ Infant Scales: feasibility, internal consistency reliability, and validity in healthy and ill infants
    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 20:45-55. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to report on the initial feasibility, internal consistency reliability, and validity of the PedsQL™ Infant Scales in healthy, acutely ill, and chronically ill infants...
  30. 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
    ....
  31. doi The PedsQL in pediatric patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy: feasibility, reliability, and validity of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory Neuromuscular Module and Generic Core Scales
    Sarah E Davis
    Department of Pediatrics, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75390 9063, USA
    J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 11:97-109. 2010
    ..0 Neuromuscular Module (NMM) in assessing health-related quality of life in the Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) population for use as a secondary outcome measure in phase III clinical trials...
  32. 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...
  33. doi Patient-reported Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory™ 4.0 Generic Core Scales in pediatric patients with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and comorbid psychiatric disorders: feasibility, reliability, and validity
    Christine A Limbers
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Baylor University, Waco, TX, USA
    Value Health 14:521-30. 2011
    ..The secondary objective was to evaluate parent proxy-reported PedsQL in this population...
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. pmc The PedsQL in pediatric patients with Spinal Muscular Atrophy: feasibility, reliability, and validity of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory Generic Core Scales and Neuromuscular Module
    Susan T Iannaccone
    Department of Pediatrics, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA
    Neuromuscul Disord 19:805-12. 2009
    ..For the purposes of a clinical trial, the PedsQL Neuromuscular Module and Generic Core Scales provide an integrated measurement model with the advantages of both generic and condition-specific instruments...
  37. 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...
  38. 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...
  39. doi Beyond distance: children's school travel mode choice
    Chanam Lee
    Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, College of Architecture, Texas A and M University, 014 Williams Administration Building, College Station, TX 77843 3137, USA
    Ann Behav Med 45:S55-67. 2013
    ..Long distance is a leading environmental barrier to walking to school and requires long-term, multilevel interventions. Meanwhile, childhood obesity remains highly prevalent, calling for more immediate solutions...
  40. 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...
  41. 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
    ....
  42. 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
    ....
  43. ncbi Health-related quality of life and cognitive functioning from the perspective of parents of school-aged children with Asperger's Syndrome utilizing the PedsQL
    Christine A Limbers
    Department of Psychology, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843 3137, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 39:1529-41. 2009
    ..The results demonstrate the initial measurement properties of the PedsQL in school-aged children with Asperger's Syndrome...
  44. 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
    ....
  45. ncbi Factorial invariance of child self-report across race/ethnicity groups: a multigroup confirmatory factor analysis approach utilizing the PedsQL 4.0 Generic Core Scales
    Christine A Limbers
    Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843 3137, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 19:575-81. 2009
    ..This study examined the factorial invariance of child self-reported HRQOL across race/ethnicity groups for ages 5-18 years utilizing the 23-item PedsQL 4.0 Generic Core Scales...
  46. 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
    ....
  47. doi A comparative analysis of health-related quality of life and family impact between children with ADHD treated in a general pediatric clinic and a psychiatric clinic utilizing the PedsQL
    Christine A Limbers
    Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843 3137, USA
    J Atten Disord 15:392-402. 2011
    ..To evaluate health-related quality of life (HRQOL) from the perspective of children with ADHD and their parents being seen in a Pediatric Clinic in comparison to healthy children and children with ADHD being seen in a Psychiatric Clinic...
  48. 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
    ....
  49. ncbi Fatigue and health-related quality of life in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease
    Seth B Marcus
    Department of Pediatrics, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60614, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 7:554-61. 2009
    ..This study examined the degree of fatigue and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)...
  50. doi The PedsQL 4.0 Generic Core Scales Young Adult Version: feasibility, reliability and validity in a university student population
    James W Varni
    College of Architecture, Texas A and M University, 3137 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843 3137, USA
    J Health Psychol 14:611-22. 2009
    ..The results demonstrate the measurement properties of the PedsQL Young Adult Version...
  51. pmc Development of the PedsQL™ Sickle Cell Disease Module items: qualitative methods
    Julie A Panepinto
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Hospital of Wisconsin of the Children s Research Institute Medical College of Wisconsin, Hematology Oncology Bone Marrow Transplantation, 8701 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA
    Qual Life Res 21:341-57. 2012
    ..The objective of this qualitative study was to develop the items and support the content validity of the PedsQL™ Sickle Cell Disease Module for pediatric patients with sickle cell disease (SCD)...
  52. 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...
  53. 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...
  54. pmc Report from a multi-institutional randomized clinical trial examining computer-assisted problem-solving skills training for English- and Spanish-speaking mothers of children with newly diagnosed cancer
    Martha A Askins
    Department of Pediatrics, Unit 87, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX, 77030 4009, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 34:551-63. 2009
    ..To evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of a handheld personal digital assistant (PDA)-based supplement for maternal Problem-Solving Skills Training (PSST) and to explore Spanish-speaking mothers' experiences with it...
  55. 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...
  56. 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...
  57. 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...
  58. doi Health-related quality of life and cognitive functioning in pediatric short stature: comparison of growth-hormone-naïve, growth-hormone-treated, and healthy samples
    Matthew D Stephen
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology, The Children s Hospital at Scott and White and The University of Texas Health Science Center Houston, 2401 S 31st St, Temple, TX 76508, USA
    Eur J Pediatr 170:351-8. 2011
    ..0 Generic Score Scales and PedsQL™ Cognitive Functioning Scale in routine assessment of children with short stature in order to identify children at increased risk for impaired HRQOL and cognitive functioning...
  59. pmc Development of the adult PedsQL™ neurofibromatosis type 1 module: initial feasibility, reliability and validity
    Kavitha Nutakki
    Department of Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 11:21. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to develop an NF1 HRQOL instrument as a module of PedsQL™ and to test for its initial feasibility, internal consistency reliability and validity in adults with NF1...
  60. doi PedsQL™ sickle cell disease module: feasibility, reliability, and validity
    Julie A Panepinto
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Hospital of Wisconsin of the Children s Research Institute Medical College of Wisconsin, Hematology Oncology Bone Marrow Transplantation, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226, USA
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 60:1338-44. 2013
    ..The objective of the study was to report on the initial measurement properties of the new PedsQL™ SCD Module for pediatric patient self-report ages 5-18 years and parent proxy-report for ages 2-18 years...
  61. 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...
  62. ncbi Health-related quality of life in pediatric patients with long-standing pancreatitis
    John F Pohl
    Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Primary Children s Medical Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84113 1103, USA
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 54:657-63. 2012
    ..There are limited data on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in pediatric patients with long-standing pancreatitis (including acute relapsing and chronic pancreatitis) using age-appropriate measurement instruments...
  63. ncbi Context-specific correlates of walking behaviors to and from school: do they vary across neighborhoods and populations?
    Xuemei Zhu
    Dept of Architecture, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX, USA
    J Phys Act Health 8:S59-71. 2011
    ..To address this knowledge gap, this study compared 4 elementary school settings (low-income inner-city; mid- to low-income, urban with and without freeway in attendance area; and high-income suburban) in Austin, Texas...
  64. ncbi Effect of aripiprazole 2 to 15 mg/d on health-related quality of life in the treatment of irritability associated with autistic disorder in children: a post hoc analysis of two controlled trials
    James W Varni
    Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Texas A and M University, College Station, Texas
    Clin Ther 34:980-92. 2012
    ..There are limited published data on the impact of treatment on the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in individuals with autistic disorder...
  65. ncbi Promoting healthy lifestyles: Behavior modification and motivational interviewing in the treatment of childhood obesity
    Christine A Limbers
    Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts, 3137 TAMU, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX, 77843 3137 USA
    J Clin Lipidol 2:169-78. 2008
    ..Concerted efforts are clearly needed to elucidate the mechanisms for maintenance of initial treatment gains, as well as the ultimate achievement of more ideal weight once formal treatment ceases...