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Table 3 Cronbach’s α coefficients of child self-reports in each dimension and the total scale

From: Reliability and validity of the Chinese mandarin version of PedsQL™ 3.0 transplant module

Field 5–7 years age group 8–18 years age group Scale
Items Cases A Items Cases α Items Cases α
(No.) (No.) (No.) (No.) (No.) (No.)
Scale 46 54 0.955 46 101 0.947 46 155 0.954
About Medicine I 9 54 0.929 9 101 0.922 9 155 0.926
About Medicine II 8 54 0.786 8 101 0.825 8 155 0.821
Transplantation and Others 8 54 0.824 8 101 0.855 8 155 0.86
Pain and Hurt 3 54 0.775 3 101 0.739 3 155 0.759
Worry 7 54 0.941 7 101 0.919 7 155 0.929
Treatment Anxiety 4 54 0.979 4 101 0.907 4 155 0.935
How I Look 3 54 0.893 3 101 0.8 3 155 0.834
Communication Problems 4 54 0.963 4 101 0.904 4 155 0.931
  1. Note: Child self- reports forms are specific for 5–7, 8–12, and 13–18 year age groups. Data from the 8–12 and 13–18 year age groups was analyzed together because the forms for these two groups are the same