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Table 8 Comparison of PedsQ™ 3.0 DMD Module scores by age group

From: Reliability and validity of the Thai version of the Pediatric Quality of Life inventory™ 3.0 Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy module in Thai children with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Scale (# items) Age 5–7 years Age 8–12 years Age 13–18 years
Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
Child self-report   (N = 22) (N = 23)
 Total (18) 61.49 20.63 56.23 14.61
 Daily Activities (5) 60.00*a 23.09 45.00 22.71
 Treatment Barriers (4) 67.05 26.74 61.50 20.07
 Worry (6) 64.96 27.54 61.59 22.26
 Communication (3) 49.62 30.80 57.25 21.51
Parent proxy report (N = 9) (N = 23) (N = 23)
 Total (18) 75.31*a 11.74 60.75 23.70 54.65 17.28
 Daily Activities (5) 70.56*a 16.09 57.61*a 25.58 38.91 24.21
 Treatment Barriers (4) 81.25 18.22 66.58 25.67 59.51 21.72
 Worry (6) 67.59 15.42 59.42 27.13 57.97 21.61
 Communication (3) 90.74*b 15.28 60.87 36.88 67.75 29.01
  1. Higher scores equal better health-related quality of life (fewer symptoms or problems)
  2. -, data not available; * P < 0.05
  3. a Significantly different than ages 13–18 years
  4. b Significantly different than ages 8–12 years