The Italian version of the PedsQL in children with rheumatic diseases. Academic Article uri icon


  • OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to test the reliability and validity of the Italian translation of the PedsQL 4.0 Generic Core Scales and the PedsQL 3.0 Rheumatologic Module in a sample of rheumatologic children in Italy. METHODS: The PedsQL 4.0 and the PedsQL 3.0 were administered to rheumatic and healthy children. 102 children 5-18 years old and 132 parents of children 2-18 years old were tested. Additionally, the Child Health Questionnaire - Parent Form 50 - was administered to the rheumatologic sample. RESULTS: Internal consistency reliability for group comparisons reached the recommended coefficient alpha of 0.70 for PedsQL 4.0 and PedsQL 3.0. The inter-correlation between these last ones was highly significant. The correlation between the PedsQL 4.0 and the CHQ was statistically significant. CONCLUSION: The Italian version of the PedsQL 4.0 and PedsQL 3.0 Rheumatology Module demonstrate acceptable reliability and validity for both patient self-report and parent proxy-report.

author list (cited authors)

  • Trapanotto, M., Giorgino, D., Zulian, F., Benini, F., & Varni, J. W.

citation count

  • 15

complete list of authors

  • Trapanotto, M||Giorgino, D||Zulian, F||Benini, F||Varni, JW

publication date

  • January 2009