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Table 4 Correlations between parents proxy-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=98) 8-12 year olds (N=37) 13-18 year olds (N=61)
PedsQLTM Total Score 0.21 (0.02, 0.40) 0.11 (−0.22, 0.42) 0.26 (0.004, 0.48)
versus SF-36 Total Score p=0.035 p=0.52 p=0.046
PedsQLTM Physical Health Summary Score 0.15 (−0.05, 0.34) 0.03 (−0.30, 0.35) 0.24 (−0.02, 0.46)
versus SF-36 Physical Health Score p=0.14 p=0.86 p=0.065
PedsQLTM Psychosocial Summary Score 0.31 (0.12, 0.48) 0.28 (−0.05, 0.55) 0.36 (0.12, 0.56)
versus SF-36 Mental Health Score p=0.002 p=0.09 p=0.004
  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.