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Validity and reliability of the EQ-5D-3L™ among a paediatric injury population Brussoni, Mariana; Kruse, Sami; Walker, Kerry


The purpose of this study was to determine the construct validity of the EQ-5D-3L™ for use among a population of injured young people and to examine the reliability of different modes of administration including paper and pencil, online and telephone. Methods: In total, 345 participants (aged 0 – 16) were recruited from a paediatric hospital in a large urban centre in British Columbia, Canada. To capture a variety of injury types and severity, patients were recruited from in-patient units and the emergency department. Data were collected at the time of recruitment and at one month post-injury. Results: Repeated measures analysis (rANOVA) showed that EQ-5D-3L™ scores were different before and after injury and significant between group differences (Visual Analog Scale: F = 4.61, p = 0.011; Descriptive Scale: F = 29.58, p 

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