About the Measure

Domains Mental health and wellbeing
Key stages Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4
Subscales Mobility; Looking after myself; Doing usual activities; Having pain or discomfort; Feeling worried, sad or unhappy
Description This is a measure of quality of life or health status. A proxy version is available and should be used for children aged 4-7. The instrument consists of an item for each dimension, followed by a visual analogue, in which participants must rate their health on a scale from 0-100. An adult version is also available and appropriate for older adolescents.
Example Feeling worried, sad or unhappy

I am not worried, sad or unhappy

I am a bit worried, sad or unhappy
Link https://euroqol.org/eq-5d-instruments/eq-5d-y-available-modes-of-administration/

Implementation details

No. of items 6
Format Nominal
Respondent Multiple
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 4-16
Cost single purchase Contact Stichtin
Cost per child Contact Stichtin

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α kappa =
Test retest After 7-10 days kappa= [-.0003, .67]; 78.3-99.7% agreement
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA Not reported
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity KIDSCREEN-10-HRQOL-index r= [-.46, .54]; Cantrill Ladder r=[-.37, .54]
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Significant differences found between EQ-5D-Y scores of those with and without chronic health conditions.
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling up to 99%
References Ravens-Sieberer, U., Wille, N., Badia, X., Bonsel, G., Burström, K., Cavrini, G., Greiner, W. (2010). Feasibility, reliability, and validity of the EQ-5D-Y: Results from a multinational study. Quality of Life Research, 19(6), 887–897. doi:10.1007/s11136-010-9649-x
van Reenen, M., Janssen, B., Oppe, M., Kreimeier, S., & Greiner, W. (2014). EQ-5D-Y User Guide Basic information on how to use the EQ-5D-Y instrument. Retrieved from http://www.euroqol.org/fileadmin/user_upload/Documenten/PDF/Folders_Flyers/EQ-5D-Y_User_Guide_v1.0_2014.pdf
Wille, N., Badia, X., Bonsel, G., Burström, K., Cavrini, G., Devlin, N., Ravens-Sieberer, U. (2010). Development of the EQ-5D-Y: A child-friendly version of the EQ-5D. Quality of Life Research, 19(6), 875–886. doi:10.1007/s11136-010-9648-y