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Table 1 Infant Toddler Quality of Life Questionnaire – General Content

From: Health related quality of life in 3 and 4 year old children and their parents: preliminary findings about a new questionnaire

Infant concepts No. items General Content
Physical Abilities 10 Amount of limitation in physical activities, such as eating, sleeping, grasping, and playing due to health problems
Growth and Development 10 Satisfaction with development (physical growth, motor, language, cognitive), habits (eating, feeding, sleeping) and overall temperament
Bodily Pain/Discomfort 3 Amount, frequency of bodily pain/discomfort and the extent to which pain/discomfort interferes with normal activities
Temperament and Moods 18 Frequency of certain moods and temperaments, such as sleeping/eating difficulties, crankiness, fussiness, unresponsiveness, playfulness and alertness
General Behavior Perceptions 13 Perceptions of current, past and future behavior
Getting Along with Others 15 Frequency of behavior problems, such as following directions, hitting, biting others, throwing tantrums, and easily distracted. Frequency of positive behaviors, such as ability to cooperate, appears to be sorry, and adjusts to new situations
General Health Perceptions 12 Perceptions of current, past and future health
Change in health 1 Perceptions of changes in health over the past year
Parent concepts   
Impact-Emotional 7 Amount of worry experienced by parent due to child's eating/sleeping habits, physical and emotional well-being, learning abilities, temperament, behavior and ability to interact with others in an age-appropriate manner
Impact-Time 7 Amount of time limitations experienced by parent (time for his/her own needs) due to child's eating/sleeping habits, physical and emotional well-being, learning abilities, temperament, behavior and ability to interact with others in an age-appropriate manner
Mental Health 5 Parent's general mental health, including depression, anxiety, behavioral-emotional control, and general positive affect
General Health 1 Rating of parent's overall health
Family Cohesion 1 Rating of family's ability to get along with one another