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Table 2 Frequency of responses for the EQ-5D-Y-5L, EQ-5D-Y-3L, Self-Rated Health (SRH) score and PedsQL

From: Comparison of the EQ-5D-Y-5L, EQ-5D-Y-3L and PedsQL in children and adolescents

Instrument Items Response options
n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
EQ-5D-Y-5L No A little bit Some/quiet A lot/really Cannot/extreme Missing
Mob 360 (65) 85 (15) 24 (4) 5 (1) 74 (13) 2 (0)
LAM 428 (78) 65 (12) 19 (3) 8 (1) 28 (5) 2 (0)
UA 352 (64) 78 (14) 34 (6) 23 (4) 59 (11) 4 (0)
P/D 343 (62) 126 (23) 56 (10) 17 (3) 5 (1) 3 (1)
WSU 348 (63) 136 (25) 31 (6) 12 (2) 13 (2) 10 (2)
VAS mean (SD) 82.2 (22.0) 8 (1)
LSS mean (SD) 8.1 (3.9)
EQ-5D-Y-3L No   Some   A lot Missing
Mob 389 (71)   82 (15)   76 (14) 3 (1)
LAM 435 (79)   85 (15)   29 (5) 1 (0)
UA 370 (67)   108 (20)   70 (13) 2 (0)
P/D 364 (66)   167 (30)   19 (3) 0 (0)
WSU 366 (67)   161 (29)   23 (4) 0 (0)
LSS mean (SD) 6.9 (2.2)      
Self-Rated Health Excellent Very good Good Fair Poor Missing
SRH score 192 (35) 180 (33) 123 (22) 38 (7) 7 (1) 10 (2)
PedsQL Never Almost never Sometimes Often Almost always Missing
Hard to walk; 100 m 311 (57) 54 (10) 68 (12) 19 (3) 75 (14) 23 (4)
Hard to run 257 (47) 57 (10) 67 (12) 34 (6) 111 (20) 24 (4)
Hard to participate in sport/exercise 256 (47) 62 (11) 93 (17) 35 (6) 82 (15) 22 (4)
Hard to lift something heavy 193 (35) 81 (15) 132 (24) 46 (8) 78 (14) 20 (4)
Hard to bath/shower myself 411 (75) 30 (5) 38 (7) 19 (3) 30 (5) 22 (4)
Hard to do household chores 309 (56) 63 (11) 67 (12) 32 (6) 56 (10) 23 (4)
Pain or aches 220 (40) 96 (17) 166 (30) 29 (5) 20 (4) 19 (3)
Low energy levels 259 (47) 87 (16) 113 (21) 37 (7) 32 (6) 22 (4)
Physical Health Summary Score 73.2 (47.8)
Afraid or scared 246 (45) 93 (17) 143 (26) 23 (4) 25 (5) 20 (4)
Sad 258 (47) 89 (16) 144 (26) 29 (5) 10 (2) 20 (4)
Angry 234 (43) 94 (17) 145 (26) 36 (7) 19 (3) 22 (4)
Trouble sleeping 256 (47) 78 (14) 115 (21) 35 (6) 47 (9) 19 (3)
Worry about what will happen to me 214 (39) 78 (14) 143 (26) 36 (7) 58 (11) 21 (4)
Emotional sub-score mean (SD) 72.0 (22.0)
Trouble getting along with others 329 (60) 86 (16) 91 (17) 19 (3) 9 (2) 16 (3)
Others don’t what to be my friend 324 (59) 86 (16) 78 (14) 23 (4) 21 (4) 18 (3)
Others tease me 319 (58) 66 (12) 98 (18) 33 (6) 16 (3) 18 (3)
Cannot do things others my age can 248 (45) 74 (13) 114 (21) 42 (8) 51 (9) 21 (4)
Hard to keep up with others 298 (54) 52 (9) 103 (19) 35 (6) 44 (8) 18 (3)
Social sub-score mean (SD) 80 (49)
Hard to pay attention in class 274 (50) 77 (14) 100 (18) 39 (7) 38 (7) 22 (4)
Forget things 161(29) 102 (19) 171 (31) 51 (9) 45 (8) 20 (4)
Trouble keeping up with schoolwork 262 (48) 75 (14) 111 (20) 39 (7) 42 (8) 21 (4)
Miss school because of not feeling well 247 (45) 98 (18) 119 (22) 29 (5) 37 (7) 20 (4)
Miss school to go doctor or hospital 242(44) 86 (16) 137 (25) 32 (6) 34 (6) 19 (3)
School sub-score mean (SD) 71.0 (23.0)
Psychosocial summary score mean (SD) 74.0 (23.2)
Total score mean (SD) 73.8 (236)
  1. N = 550, Mob mobility, LAM looking after myself, UA Usual Activities; P/D pain or discomfort, WSU worried, sad or unhappy, VAS Visual Analogue Scale, LSS Level Sum Score