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Table 3 Correlations between patients’ self-reported HRQoL scores on the PedsQL TM and parent’s self-reported HRQoL on SF-36v2

From: An observational study of patient versus parental perceptions of health-related quality of life in children and adolescents with a chronic pain condition: who should the clinician believe?

Scale Spearman correlation coefficients (95% CI)
  Total sample (N=97) 8-12 year olds (N=37) 13-18 year olds (N=60)
PedsQLTM Total Score 0.24 (0.04, 0.44) 0.27 (−0.04, 0.58) 0.23 (−0.03, 0.49)
versus SF-36 Total Score p=0.16 p=0.11 p=0.078
PedsQLTM Physical Health Summary Score 0.12 (−0.09, 0.34) −0.12 (−0.46, 0.22) 0.30 (0.03, 0.56)
versus SF-36 Physical Health Score p=0.23 p=0.49 p=0.21
PedsQLTM Psychosocial Summary Score 0.20 (0.01, 0.4) 0.12 (−0.20, 0.43) 0.29 (0.04, 0.54)
versus SF-36 Mental Health Score p=0.045 p=0.50 p=0.024
  1. p < 0.01 considered significant due to a priori correction of alpha.
  2. HRQoL: health-related quality of life.
  3. PedsQLTM: Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory 4.0 Generic Core Scales.
  4. SF-36v2: 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey Version 2.