Pediatric Asthma Caregiver's Quality of Life Questionnaire
Name of Questionnaire
Pediatric Asthma Caregiver's Quality of Life Questionnaire (PACQLQ)
The PACQLQ is designed to measure the limitations and anxieties faced by caregivers of children with asthma.
EF Juniper, GH Guyatt, DH Feeny, PJ Ferrie, LE Griffith, M Townsend
Elizabeth Juniper MCSP Msc
Cost & availability
Contact E Juniper for permission and information.
Time to complete
Number of items
Domains & categories
Name of categories/domains
Activity limitations (4 items), emotional function (9 items)
Scaling of items
7-point Likert scales, with 1 indicating severe impairment and 7 indicating no impairment
Domains scores are calculated as the mean score across items in that domain. The overall score is the mean score across all items. Higher scores indicate better quality of life.
Construct validity shown through moderate relationships between both PACQLQ domains and caregiver perception of change in child's asthma and clinical asthma control. Moderate to strong correlations were found between the PACQLQ and caregiver burden of illness 1 .
There were significant differences between scores (overall, both domains) of stable caregivers and those whose HRQL changed between assessments (p=0.0003) 1 .
Minimally important difference
A change of 0.5 in a domain or total score is considered clinically important.
Original: English (Canada)
More than 30 translations are available; please see Professor Juniper's website for a complete list.
Sample size estimates are included, based on the finding of a 0.5 change in score as clinically important.
Date of information