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Table 6 Mean Score, intra class correlation coefficients, for assessing parental agreement in rating child’s HRQOL in PedsQL™ 4.0 generic core scale

From: Assessing the effect of child’s gender on their father–mother perception of the PedsQL™ 4.0 questionnaire: an iterative hybrid ordinal logistic regression/item response theory approach with Monte Carlo simulation

PedsQL™ 4.0 generic core scales Mean ± (SD) Effect size ICC   Mean ± (SD) Effect size ICC
Total
Mother 76.67 ± 13.90 0.14 0.55** Father 78.06 + 13.50 0.03 0.52**
Daughter 78.58 ± 13.52 Daughter 78.54 + 13.55
Mother 78.11 ± 13.41 0.24 0.50** Father 79.40 + 14.06 0.15 0.46**
Son 81.20 ± 11.86 Son 81.27 + 11.81
Physical health
Mother 75.52 ± 17.10 0.13 0.57** Father 77.26 + 16.53 0.008 0.54**
Daughter 77.43 ± 15.90 Daughter 77.37 ± 15.93
Mother 79.91 ± 15.83 0.31 0.44** Father 80.57 + 17.04 0.26 0.38**
Son 84.54 ± 12.77 Son 84.58 + 12.77
Emotional functioning
Mother 69.05 ± 19.02 0.06 0.48** Father 73.30 ± 18.87 0.26 0.50**
Daughter 67.83 ± 21.66 Daughter 68.04 ± 21.31
Mother 73.12 ± 18.06 0.01 0.50** Father 77.10 ± 17.00 0.22 0.46**
Son 72.78 ± 19.11 Son 73.07 ± 18.90
Social functioning
Mother 84.82 ± 15.48 0.17 0.43** Father 84.71 ± 15.55 0.16 0.36**
Daughter 87.66 ± 16.25 Daughter 87.60 ± 16.31
Mother 83.64 ± 15.47 0.08 0.31** Father 82.64 ± 17.24 0.12 0.33**
Son 85.05 ± 16.25 Son 85.10 ± 15.55
School functioning
Mother 79.37 ± 17.39 0.18 0.43** Father 79.42 ± 17.79 0.18 0.38**
Daughter 82.17 ± 14.43 Daughter 82.21 ± 14.46
Mother 77.19 ± 17.31 0.18 0.48** Father 78.02 ± 17.26 0.14 0.39**
Son 80.21 ± 15.87 Son 80.37 ± 15.87
Totala
Mother 76.81 ± 14.89 0.03 0.56** Father 77.62 ± 13.68 0.06 0.57**
Daughter 77.25 ± 15.70 Daughter 76.92 ± 14.27
Mother 78.44 ± 16.21 0.20 0.44** Father 79.54 ± 13.54 0.08 0.48**
Son 81.37 ± 12.84 Son 80.64 ± 12.48
Physical healtha
Mother 73.83 ± 18.23 0.05 0.60** Father 75.25 ± 17.41 0.05 0.58**
Daughter 74.78 ± 17.82 Daughter 74.31 + 17.45
Mother 78.43 ± 16.32 0.27 0.44** Father 79.50 ± 16.74 0.20 0.36**
Son 82.55 ± 14.52 Son 82.62 ± 14.34
Emotional functioninga
Mother 74.80 ± 19.67 0.01 0.47** Father 73.50 ± 19.57 0.06 0.47**
Daughter 74.31 ± 21.79 Daughter 72.30 ± 18.67
Mother 79.57 ± 16.57 0.02 0.46** Father 77.78 ± 16.31 0.11 0.43**
Son 79.93 ± 17.29 Son 76.06 ± 17.45
Social functioninga
Mother 91.28 + 15.27 0.05 0.39** Father 88.33 ± 20.55 0.04 0.17**
Daughter 90.37 + 16.97 Daughter 89.13 ± 21.18
Mother 88.16 ± 16.25 0.28 0.34** Father 80.61 ± 18.01 0.03 0.32**
Son 84.77 ± 17.02 Son 81.34 ± 21.30
School functioninga
Mother All the items showed DIF Father 86.60 ± 18.21 0.06 0.48**
Daughter No corrected score existed Daughter 85.54 ± 16.98
Mother 76.04 ± 17.07 0.11 0.48** Father 87.57 ± 19.87 0.06 0.37**
Son 77.96 ± 17.17 Son 86.31 ± 21.02
  1. 0 = Almost always, 25 = Often, 50 = Sometimes, 75 = Almost never, 100 = Never
  2. *P ≤ 0.05; **P ≤ 0.0001; CI confidence interval, SD standard deviation, ICC intra-class correlation
  3. aScore corrected for DIF items