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Table 2 Scale descriptors for the PedsQL™ Family Impact Module: comparisons between in-patient and out-patient samples

From: The Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory™ (PedsQL™) family impact module: reliability and validity of the Brazilian version

   In-patient sample Out-patient sample   
Subscale Number of items N Mean SD N Mean SD Difference Effect Size
Total Impact Score 36 29 67.60 13.53 66 56.43 16.27 11.17*** 0.75
Parent HRQOL Summary Score 20 29 72.20 13.86 66 62.18 17.07 10.02*** 0.65
Physical Functioning 6 29 70.55 20.41 66 58.23 23.55 12.31** 0.56
Emotional Functioning 5 29 68.62 15.69 66 55.08 20.35 13.54*** 0.75
Social Functioning 4 29 76.94 22.60 66 69.29 26.28 7.65 0.31
Cognitive Functioning 5 29 74.48 25.72 66 68.79 22.21 5.69 0.24
Communication 3 29 72.99 29.18 66 61.49 26.18 11.50 0.42
Worry 5 29 48.28 26.74 66 33.18 19.68 15.09*** 0.65
Family Summary Score 8 29 67.46 21.77 66 56.25 22.35 11.21* 0.51
Daily Activities 3 29 48.85 35.55 66 49.50 32.15 -0.64 -0.02
Family Relationships 5 29 79.31 23.89 66 59.24 26.86 20.07*** 0.79
  1. N = number of individuals; SD = standard deviation.
  2. *p < .05, **p < .02, ***p < .01; equal variance was not assumed for Social Functioning and Worry subscales.