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The impact of pediatric chronic pain on parents' health-related quality of life and family functioning: reliability and validity of the PedsQL 4.0 Family Impact Module. J Pediatr Psychol 2011 Jun;36(5):517-27

Date

11/12/2009

Pubmed ID

19903721

DOI

10.1093/jpepsy/jsp099

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the psychometric properties of the Family Impact Module (FIM), a parent self-report measure of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and family functioning, among parents of youth with chronic pain.

METHODS: Parents (N = 458) completed the FIM (Total Impact, HRQOL, and Family Functioning scales); parents and youth (N = 332) completed measures of pain catastrophizing, pediatric quality of life, and emotional/behavioral functioning.

RESULTS: The FIM demonstrated strong internal consistency and item-total correlations. All FIM scales were positively associated with pain catastrophizing, functional disability, and emotional/behavioral problems; and inversely related to pediatric quality of life. Mothers reported significantly worse HRQOL than fathers. Mothers and fathers did not differ on reports of Family Functioning. HRQOL and Family Functioning did not differ as a function of pain diagnosis.

CONCLUSION: The FIM appears to be a suitable measure of parent self-reported HRQOL and family functioning in pediatric chronic pain.

Author List

Jastrowski Mano KE, Khan KA, Ladwig RJ, Weisman SJ

Author

Steven J. Weisman MD Professor in the Anesthesiology department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Adolescent
Adult
Catastrophization
Child
Chronic Disease
Family
Female
Health Status
Humans
Male
Pain
Parents
Psychometrics
Quality of Life
Recurrence
Reproducibility of Results
Surveys and Questionnaires
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