Table 1

Inclusion and exclusion criteria adopted in the review

Inclusion criteria
‚ÄÉMeasures of quality of life, health status, or wellbeing
The presence of an ICD-10 diagnosis of a chronic disease or condition
Children aged 18 years or under
Measures that include minimum psychometric properties (some reliability or validity data)
Measures that include facility for completion by child or proxy or both
Single (generic or disease specific) or proxy measures (batteries)
Exclusion criteria
Quality of life measured only by clinical indicators (for example, haemoglobin level)
Quality of life restricted to demographic or environmental factors
Review articles or comments about the measurement of quality of life in children