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Center for Clinical Outcome studies

Health-Related Quality of Life in Adolescent Athletes: A Study From the Athletic Training Practice-Based Research Network


SRI Scientists

  • Alison Valier, PhD, Center Director
  • Tamara McLeod, PhD


The purpose of this study is to provide normative data for generic HRQOL of adolescent athletes without a current sport-related injury and adolescent athletes who have suffered a sport-related injury and are receiving healthcare services from athletic trainers in the secondary school setting.


  1. To provide normative data regarding adolescent athlete generic HRQOL using the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL).
  2. To provide normative data regarding generic HRQOL, measured by the PedsQL, following sport-related injury at three activity levels (no participation, limited participation, and full participation) and at days 3, 10 and 30 post-injury and at return-to-play.
  3. To evaluate the relationship between HRQOL scores and activity level (no participation, limited participation, and full participation).