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Table 3 Median differences between child self and parent proxy-rated child QOL

From: Factors influencing agreement between child self-report and parent proxy-reports on the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory™ 4.0 (PedsQL™) generic core scales

  Median (Mean)
Scale Total sample (n = 103) 5.5 – 6.5 years (n = 29) 6.5 – 7.5 years (n = 34) 7.5 – 8.5 years (n = 40)
PedsQL™
Total Score
   Child 71.74 (71.77) 78.26 (77.60) 67.39 (67.34) 71.74 (71.58)
   Parent 80.43*** (79.97) 84.24 (80.75) 80.43*** (80.34) 79.35** (70.10)
Physical Health
   Child 81.24 (76.42) 81.25 (79.88) 68.75 (71.81) 81.25 (78.18)
   Parent 87.43*** (86.10) 87.50 (84.59) 87.50*** (87.41) 89.06** (86.09)
Psychosocial Health
   Child 66.67 (68.90) 78.33 (76.57) 63.33 (64.44) 66.67 (67.52)
   Parent 78.33*** (76.72) 81.67 (78.69) 77.50*** (76.57) 75.00** (75.43)
  1. Denotes statistically significant child/parent discrepancy at *** p < .001, ** p < .01, or * p < .05.