About the Measure

Domains Mental health and wellbeing
Key stages Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5
Subscales Worried; Sad; Pain; Tired; Annoyed; Schoolwork/homework; Sleep; Daily routine; Able to join in activities
Description This is a quality of life measure which can be used in economic analysis and provides quality adjusted life years as an outcome. A proxy version is available for younger children.
Example Annoyed

I don't feel annoyed today

I feel a little bit annoyed today

I feel a bit annoyed tod
Link https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/scharr/sections/heds/mvh/paediatric/about-chu9d

Implementation details

No. of items 9
Format Likert
Respondent Multiple
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 6-17
Cost single purchase Contact Universi
Cost per child Contact Universi

Psychometric details

UK norms Yes
Cronbach's α .78
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA Not reported
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire r= [-.51, .31]; KIDSCREEN-10 Spearman's rho= [.30, .48]
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Significant differences between scores of participants with and without long-standing illnesses/disabilities for: Pain, Tired, School work/homework, sleep, daily routine, activities.
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Furber, G., & Segal, L. (2015). The validity of the child health utility instrument (CHU9D) as a routine outcome measure for use in child and adolescent mental health services. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 13(1), 22. doi:10.1186/s12955-015-0218-4
Stevens, K., & Ratcliffe, J. (2012). Measuring and valuing health benefits for economic evaluation in adolescence: An assessment of the practicality and validity of the child health utility 9D in the Australian adolescent population. Value in Health, 15(8), 1092–1099. doi:10.1016/j.jval.2012.07.011