Quality of Life Research

, Volume 23, Issue 7, pp 2133–2138 | Cite as

Psychometric properties of KIDSCREEN health-related quality of life questionnaire in Iranian adolescents

  • Ahmad Shahabeddin Parizi
  • Gholamreza GarmaroudiEmail author
  • Mojtaba Fazel
  • Sepideh Omidvari
  • Seyed Ali Azin
  • Ali Montazeri
  • Saba Jafarpour



Health-related quality of life (HRQOL), which is receiving increasing attention, is a multidimensional concept that encompasses different areas including the physiological, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of life. The KIDSCREEN-52 questionnaire is designed to measure the HRQOL of 8–18-year-old children and adolescents. The aim of this study was to develop a Persian version of KIDSCREEN-52 and analyze the validity and reliability of the translated version.


The KIDSCREEN-52 was translated into Persian in keeping with the international cross-cultural translation guidelines. A cross-sectional study was performed in the city of Tehran during 2012–2013. 328 students ranging in age from 8 to 18 years were enrolled in the study. The reliability for each dimension was estimated using Cronbach’s alpha coefficient. To examine the validity of the questionnaire, a confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was conducted.


The Cronbach’s alpha coefficient was higher than 0.7 in all ten dimensions except self-perception. Validity of this questionnaire was confirmed by CFA. (Relative chi square (χ 2/df) = 1.73; root-mean-square error of approximation = 0.047; normed fit index = 0.93; Tucker–Lewis index = 0.97; comparative fit index = 0.97; and relative fit index = 0.92.)


The Persian version of KIDSCREEN-52 is reliable and valid and can be used as a self-administered instrument for measuring HRQOL in children and adolescents in Iran.


Health-related quality of life KIDSCREEN Adolescents Validity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ahmad Shahabeddin Parizi
    • 1
  • Gholamreza Garmaroudi
    • 2
    Email author
  • Mojtaba Fazel
    • 3
  • Sepideh Omidvari
    • 4
  • Seyed Ali Azin
    • 5
  • Ali Montazeri
    • 4
  • Saba Jafarpour
    • 6
  1. 1.School of Public HealthTehran University of Medical SciencesTehranIran
  2. 2.Department of Health Promotion and Education, School of Public HealthTehran University of Medical SciencesTehranIran
  3. 3.Department of PediatricsTehran University of Medical SciencesTehranIran
  4. 4.Menal Health Research Department, Health Metrics Research CenterIranian Institute for Health Sciences Research, ACECRTehranIran
  5. 5.Reproductive Infections Research GroupAvecina Research Institute, ACECRTehranIran
  6. 6.Sina Trauma and Surgery Research CenterTehran University of Medical SciencesTehranIran

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