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Table 9 Discriminant Validity of the ITQOL: Comparison of mean (s.d.) ITQOL scales scores (s.d.) 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 Healthy Effect size p-value
Infant Scales (n = 952) (n = 387)   
Physical Abilities 92.7 (20) 97.2 (13) -.25 <.001
Growth and Development 89.5 (16) 94.5 (10) -.35 <.001
Bodily Pain/Discomfort 86.4 (18) 88.0 (15) -.09 .540
Temperament and Moods 80.3 (12) 82.0 (10) -.15 .050
General Behavior 73.4 (16) 75.6 (15) -.14 .022
Getting Along with Others 73.8 (12) 76.4 (11) -.23 <.001
General Health Perceptions 73.1 (18) 80.9 (13) -.46 <.001
Parent scales     
Impact-emotional 80.5 (19) 85.1 (15) -.26 <.001
Impact-time 86.3 (19) 90.0 (15) -.21 .003
Mental Health 73.7 (17) 75.3 (15) -.09 .246
General Health 77.3 (22) 80.5 (20) -.15 .044
Family cohesion 76.7 (21) 78.8 (19) -.10 .255
  1. Scores range 0–100 – a higher score indicated more favorable quality of life