Pediatric health-related quality of life (HRQoL) assessment has increased during the last decade. However, the use of HRQoL measures in paediatric clinics and in paediatric clinical trials is still limited. There are valid and reliable generic and disease-specific paediatric HRQoL measures in Danish, and HRQoL self reports can be obtained from children as young as 5-years old. Routine implementation of HRQoL measures in paediatric clinics might improve patient-physician communication, patient and parent satisfaction as well as clinical outcome. Both generic and disease-specific instruments should be used, and paediatric HRQoL norms need to be established in Denmark.
Ugeskrift for Laeger, 2008, Vol 170, Issue 10, p. 834-838