An evaluation of two decision-making scales for children with life-limiting illnesses.


Abstract:  Annually, about 500,000 children are coping with life-limiting illnesses. Many of these children could benefit from pediatric palliative care which provides supportive services. These services can also aid parents in decision making. In order to measure the effect of pediatric palliative care programs on decision making, a valid and reliable tool must be identified. This study aims to validate the psychometric properties of the Decisional Conflict Scale (DCS) and the COMRADE instruments for children with life-limiting illnesses.


Palliative Medicine


Sep2009, Vol. 23 Issue 6, p518-525, 8p, 5

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Journal Article


Knapp, C., Huang, I. C., et al