The project "Screening and Promotion of Children and Adolescents Health: A European Public Health Perspective (KIDSCREEN)" developed and psychometrically tested a standardised questionnaire to assess health related quality of life in children and adolescents. The KIDSCREEN instrument was developed simultaneously in 13 European countries.
The KIDSCREEN is applicable for healthy and chronically ill children and adolescents aged 8 to 18 years. A proxy version for parents or primary care-givers is available.
The KIDSCREEN can be used to identify children at risk in terms of their subjective health. Including the instrument in health service research and health reporting enables researchers and practitioners to suggest appropriate early interventions.
Work in the KIDSCREEN project took place from 2000 until 2004. The cooperation between the partners of the project is still going on in the “European KIDSCREEN group”. This research association is still working on the improvement of the KIDSCREEN instrument. Information about application, analyzing, and interpretation of the KIDSCREEN can be found on the KIDSCREEN-website . The KIDSCREEN-10, -27, and -52-questionnaires in all current translations as children and parent version (if existing) are available as download for registered co-operation partners. Additionally, the official KIDSCREEN-manual can be find there.
Contact: Office of Quality of Life Measures ( QOL@uke.de )
Please visit our website for further information www.kidscreen.org
The KIDSCREEN-10 is recommeded by the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) as part of their 'standard sets of outcome measures for child and youth anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post traumatic stress disorders'. Find free access to this article published in Lancet Psychiatry here
Please find an important article on the European KIDSCREEN approach here: Ravens-Sieberer et al (2014). The European KIDSCREEN approach to measure quality of ife and well-being in children: Development, current application, and future advances.
Our publication list can be downloaded here
More information on the KIDSCREEN project can be found here