CP QOL-Child and CP QOL-Teen
The CP QOL–Child and CP QOL – Teen is a quality of life questionnaire for children and adolescents with cerebral palsy that can be used by researchers, clinicians, health professionals and educators. The CP QOL-Child and CP QOL-Teen were developed by an international team of clinicians and researchers at The University of Melbourne and the Royal Children's Hospital.
The CP QOL-Child and CP QOL-Teen were based on the assumption that quality of life is an assessment of wellbeing across various domains of life. The CP QOL-Child and CP QOL-Teen were developed from qualitative interviews with children and adolescents with cerebral palsy and their carers/parents. For further information about the development of the instruments, please refer to our publications.
The CP QOL-Child was designed to assess the quality of life of children aged 4-12 years. There are two versions, including a primary caregiver/parent report for children aged 4 to 12 years; and a self-report for children aged 9 to 12 years. The CP QOL Teen is designed for adolescents aged 13-18 years. There is an adolescent self-report version and a primary caregiver version.
What do the CP QOL Questionnaires measure?
|CP QOL-Child||CP QOL-Teen|
|Social wellbeing & acceptance||General wellbeing & participation|
|Feelings about functioning||Feelings about functioning|
|Participation & physical health||Communication & physical health|
|Emotional wellbeing & self-esteem||School wellbeing|
|Access to services||Access to services|
|Pain & impact of disability||Social Wellbeing|
|Family health||Family health|
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