Generic Children's Quality of Life Measure
The Generic Children’s Quality of Life Measure (GCQ) is used to assess perceived quality of life in children between the ages of 6 and 14 years. It has been designed to be used not only with children who have specific health or social difficulties but also with children in the general population. The GCQ is not disease-centred, symptom-oriented or problem-specific. Instead it focuses on areas that are of interest to all children such as family, peer relationships and school.
- The GCQ is suitable for a broad range of applications:
- as a starting point for dialogue when a child appears to have quality of life issues but has difficulty expressing or articulating these
- as an exploratory tool when there is concern or uncertainty about how an illness or disability or course of therapy may be affecting a child
- for clinical or research settings as an adjunct to medical therapy.
The fact that it is suitable for use over a considerable development period means that the GCQ can be used to compare children across age groups or for studies of children over long periods of time.
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