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Table 1 Focus group and pilot test sample of children and adolescents according to age, diagnosis and treatment

From: Assessing the quality of life of health-referred children and adolescents with short stature: development and psychometric testing of the QoLISSY instrument

Age group Diagnosis Treatment status Focus groups Pilot test
8-12 yrs ISS treated 6 8
untreated 15 11
GHD treated 17 27
untreated 0 4
13-18 yrs ISS treated 15 9
untreated 13 18
GHD treated 17 16
untreated 1 3
Total 84 96
  1. ISS: idiopathic short stature; GHD: growth hormone deficiency.