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Pediatric Rhinoconjunctivitis Quality of Life Questionnaire

Name of Questionnaire

Pediatric Rhinoconjunctivitis Quality of Life Questionnaire (PRQLQ)


Disease-specific health-related quality of life instrument developed by E. Juniper and colleagues focusing on physical and emotional impact of disease in children 6 to 12 years of age.


Juniper EF, Howland WC, Roberts NB, Thompson AK, King DR1


Elizabeth Juniper MCSP Msc
Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
McMaster University Medical Centre
1200 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario L8N 3Z5 Canada


Web site

Cost & availability

Yes; contact E. Juniper for permission to use the instrument



Time to complete

10-15 minutes for first administration; 8-10 for subsequent administrations

Number of items


Domains & categories

5 domains

Name of categories/domains

Nose symptoms, eye symptoms, practical problems, non-nose/eye symptoms, activity limitations

Scaling of items

7-point Likert scale


All items are weighted equally. Domain score is mean of all items within each domain. Overall score is the mean across all items.


  • Test-Retest/Reproducibility: Reported1
  • Internal Consistency: Not reported


Established by comparison to conventional clinical symptom measures1


Reported1: minimal important difference determined to be 0.5. Change of 1.0 represents a moderate change; change greater than 2.0 represents large change.

Minimally important difference

Reflected by a change in score of 0.5 on a seven point scale.1

Research use

Not reported

Clinical use

Not reported


Original: English (Canada)

Translations: Dutch, English (U.K.), French (France, Québec), Spanish for North America (Cuban U.S. & Puerto Rican; Mexican U.S.)


  1. Juniper EF, Howland WC, Roberts NB, Thompson AK, King DR. Measuring quality of life in children with rhinoconjunctivitis. J Allergy Clin Immunol February 1998; Vol. 101, No. 2: 163-170.

Date of information

July 2000

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