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Table 10 Discriminant validity of the ITQOL: mean ITQOL scale scores, for those with one or more health problems versus none for the NICU and healthy baby samples

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

  NICU sample Healthy baby sample
Infant scales 1 (n = 395) 0 (n = 553) Effect size p-value 1 (n = 98) 0(n = 287) Effect size p-value
Physical Abilities 89.6 (23) 94.9 (17) -.28 <.001 98.0 (8) 96.9 (15) .08 .121
Growth and Development 85.1 (19) 92.5 (12) -.47 <.001 92.8 (10) 95.1 (9) -.26 .006
Bodily Pain/Discomfort 81.6 (21) 89.7 (15) -.45 <.001 80.8 (18) 90.4 (13) -.63 <.001
Temperament and Moods 78.1 (13) 81.7 (11) -.31 <.001 80.5 (11) 82.5 (9) -.24 .105
General Behavior 70.5 (18) 75.4 (15) -.30 <.001 72.8 (16) 76.5 (15) -.29 .013
Getting Along with Others 71.5 (12) 75.4 (11) -.33 <.001 76.0 (11) 76.7 (11) -.10 72
General Health Perceptions 64.8 (19) 79.0 (15) -.80 <.001 73.1 (15) 83.8 (11) -.82 <.001
Parent scales       
Impact-emotional 75.4 (21) 84.0 (17) -.46 <.001 82.3 (17) 86.1 (14) -.28 .035
Impact-time 81.8 (22) 89.5 (16) -.40 <.001 87.2 (18) 91.0 (14) -.28 .027
Mental Health 70.2 (19) 76.2 (16) -.36 <.001 73.8 (17) 75.7 (15) -.13 .241
General Health 72.1 (24) 80.9 (19) -.39 <.001 80.2 (19) 80.5 (20) -.02 .772
Family cohesion 73.0 (24) 79.1 (20) -.28 <.001 76.9 (20) 79.3 (19) -.13 .261
  1. Scores range 0–100 – a higher score indicated more favorable quality of life