INVESTIGATING THE RELIABILITY, VALIDITY, AND SENSITIVITY OF THE SCALES ASSESSING HEALTH RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE AND FUNCTIONAL HEALTH STATUS IN CEREBRAL PALSY


Dilbay N. K. , Gunel M. K. , Aktan T., Guchan Z., Turkyilmaz E. S. , ÇANKAYA Ö.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PHYSIOTHERAPY, vol.3, no.5, pp.459-471, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.15621/ijphy/2016/v3i5/117432
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PHYSIOTHERAPY
  • Page Numbers: pp.459-471

Abstract

Background: Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common cause of physical disability in children and it causes many problems such as motor, sensory and cognitive impairment, and it leads to effect child's quality of life. There are many of questionnaire for evaluating quality of life but which is reliable, valid and sensitive to age groups children with CP in Turkish. Our study aims to investigate whether the Pediatric Outcomes Data Collection Instrument (PODCI), Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL) and Child Health Questionnaire Parent Form (CHQ PF-50) scales are reliable, valid, and sensitive in children with Cerebral Palsy among different age groups and impairment levels.