Health Related Quality of Life Questionnaire for Children and Young People and their Parents
The KIDSCREEN instruments are a family of generic quality of life measures that have been designed and normed for children and adolescent aged between 8 to 18 years. It was developed simultaneously in several European countries taking children's concepts of health and well-being into consideration. KIDSCREEN can be used as a screening, monitoring and evaluation tool in representative national and European health surveys.
Three KIDSCREEN instruments are available in child and adolescent as well as parent / proxy versions: KIDSCREEN-52 (long version) covering ten HRQoL dimensions, KIDSCREEN-27 (short version) covering five HRQoL dimensions and the KIDSCREEN-10 Index as a global HRQoL score. Scores can be calculated for each dimension. T-values and percentages will be available for several countries stratified by age and gender.
The KIDSCREEN project was funded by the European Commission (grant number QLG-CT-2000- 00751 within the EC 5th Framework-Programme “Quality of Life and Management of Living Resources”). The KIDSCREEN project co-operates with the DISABKIDS project, which was also funded by the European Commission.