About the Measure

Domains Mental health and wellbeing
Key stages Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5
Subscales Physical well-being; Psychological well-being; Moods and emotions; Self-perception; Autonomy; Parent relations and home life; Social support and peers; School environment; Social acceptance (bullying); Financial resource
Description A multidimensional measure of children's subjective health and wellbeing.
Example Thinking about the last week… have you felt fit and well?
Link http://www.kidscreen.org/english/questionnaires/kidscreen-52-long-version/

Implementation details

No. of items 52
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 8-18
Cost single purchase 50 euros
Cost per child -

Psychometric details

UK norms Yes
Cronbach's α .77-.89
Test retest 2 weeks, CFI= [.56,.77]
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA Not reported
CFA 10-factor model
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Psychosomatic complaints correlated with the KIDSCREEN-52 moods and emotions subscale, r= -.53, psychological wellbeing subscale, r= -.47 and self-perception subscale, r= -.45
Concurrent validity KIDSCREEN-52 constructs correlated with similar KINDL-r constructs r= [.50,.68] and similar Pediatric Quality of Life (PedsQL) constructs, r= [.44,.50]; Youth Quality of Life (YQOL-S) perceptual subscale correlated with KIDSCREEN-52 psychological wellbeing subscale, r= .61, relationship with parents subscale, r= .60 and moods and emotions subscale, r= .56; Child Health and Illness Profile satisfaction subscale, r= .56
Predictive validity KIDSCREEN-52 physical wellbeing subscale and healthy/ill on Children with Special Health Care Needs Screeners d= .42; healthy/mental health problems on Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire, d= [.32,.72]
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Ravens‐Sieberer, U., Gosch, A., Rajmil, L., Erhart, M., Bruil, J., Power, M., Mazur, J. (2008). The KIDSCREEN‐52 Quality of Life Measure for Children and Adolescents: Psychometric Results from a Cross‐Cultural Survey in 13 European Countries. Value in Health, 11(4), 645-658. doi:10.1111/j.1524-4733.2007.00291.x
Ravens-Sieberer, U., Gosch, A., Rajmil, L., Erhart, M., Bruil, J., Duer, W., Mazur, J. (2005). KIDSCREEN-52 quality-of-life measure for children and adolescents. Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research, 5(3), 353-364. doi:10.1586/14737167.5.3.353