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Screening for and promotion of health related quality of life in children an adolescents - a european public health perspective

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The KIDSCREEN is a self-report measure which can be administrated in hospitals, medical establishments, and schools by professionals in the fields of Public Health, Epidemiology, and Medicine. Scoring: Scores can be calculated for each of the ten dimensions. T-values and percentages are available for each country stratified by age, gender and socio-economic status. The KIDSCREEN measure is applicable for healthy and chronically ill children and adolescents from ages 8 to 18 years. A proxy measure for parents or primary care-givers is also available. The KIDSCREEN instruments assess children's and adolescents' subjective health and well-being (health-related quality of life - HRQoL). They were developed as self-report measures applicable for healthy and chronically ill children and adolescents aged from 8 to 18 years. The KIDSCREEN project used a simultaneous approach to include 13 European countries in the cross-cultural harmonisation and development of the measure. The generation of the questionnaire was based on literature reviews, expert consultation, and children's focus groups in all participating countries. This was done to identify dimensions and items of HRQOL which are relevant to respondents in all countries. The KIDSCREEN-10 instrument provides a singular index of global HRQoL covering physical, psychological and social facets of HRQoL (10 items). It was constructed in the same manner as the KIDSCREEN-27.
A computerized Version of the KIDSCREEN-52, KIDSCREEN-27 and KIDSCREEN-10 Questionnaire. The KIDSCREEN is a self-report measure which can be administrated in hospitals, medical establishments, and schools by professionals in the fields of Public Health, Epidemiology, and Medicine. Scoring: Scores can be calculated for each of the ten dimensions. T-values and percentages are available for each country stratified by age, gender and socio-economic status. The KIDSCREEN measure is applicable for healthy and chronically ill children and adolescents from ages 8 to 18 years. A proxy measure for parents or primary care-givers is also available. The KIDSCREEN is a self-report measure which can be administrated in hospitals, medical establishments, and schools by professionals in the fields of Public Health, Epidemiology, and Medicine. Scoring: Scores can be calculated for each of the ten dimensions. T-values and percentages are available for each country stratified by age, gender and socio-economic status.
The KIDSCREEN is a self-report measure which can be administrated in hospitals, medical establishments, and schools by professionals in the fields of Public Health, Epidemiology, and Medicine. Scoring: Scores can be calculated for each of the ten dimensions. T-values and percentages are available for each country stratified by age, gender and socio-economic status. The KIDSCREEN measure is applicable for healthy and chronically ill children and adolescents from ages 8 to 18 years. A proxy measure for parents or primary care-givers is also available. The KIDSCREEN instruments assess children's and adolescents' subjective health and well-being (health-related quality of life - HRQoL). They were developed as self-report measures applicable for healthy and chronically ill children and adolescents aged from 8 to 18 years. The KIDSCREEN project used a simultaneous approach to include 13 European countries in the cross-cultural harmonisation and development of the measure. The generation of the questionnaire was based on literature reviews, expert consultation, and children's focus groups in all participating countries. This was done to identify dimensions and items of HRQOL which are relevant to respondents in all countries. The KIDSCREEN-27 instrument measures 5 HRQoL dimensions: Physical Well-being (5 items); Psychological Well-being (7 items); Autonomy & Parent Relations (7 items); Social Support & Peers (4 items); School Environment (4 items). It was constructed and pilot-tested using the data of more than 10.000 European children and adolescents. The psychometric analyses resembled those of the KIDSCREEN-52.
The KIDSCREEN handbook describes all relevant user information (e.g. psychometrics, reference data for group and individual comparisons, and instructions on how to score the instrument and how to interpret the results) that is needed in order to apply the KIDSCREEN questionnaires.
The KIDSCREEN is a self-report measure which can be administrated in hospitals, medical establishments, and schools by professionals in the fields of Public Health, Epidemiology, and Medicine. Scoring: Scores can be calculated for each of the ten dimensions. T-values and percentages are available for each country stratified by age, gender and socio-economic status. The KIDSCREEN measure is applicable for healthy and chronically ill children and adolescents from ages 8 to 18 years. A proxy measure for parents or primary care-givers is also available. The KIDSCREEN instruments assess children's and adolescents' subjective health and well-being (health-related quality of life - HRQoL). They were developed as self-report measures applicable for healthy and chronically ill children and adolescents aged from 8 to 18 years. The KIDSCREEN project used a simultaneous approach to include 13 European countries in the cross-cultural harmonisation and development of the measure. The generation of the questionnaire was based on literature reviews, expert consultation, and children's focus groups in all participating countries. This was done to identify dimensions and items of HRQOL which are relevant to respondents in all countries. The KIDSCREEN-52 instrument measures 10 HRQoL dimensions: Physical Well-being (5 items); Psychological Well-being (6 items); Moods & Emotions (7 items); Self-Perception (5 items); Autonomy (5 items); Parent Relations & Home Life (6 items); Social Support & Peers (6 items); School Environment (6 items); Social Acceptance (Bullying) (3 items); and Financial Resources (3 items). It was constructed and pilot tested using the data of more than 3.000 European children and adolescents. In addition to common psychometric analyses, Item-Response-Theory Analysis and Structural Equation Modelling were performed to determine the optimal item and scale characteristics of the questionnaire. One focus of analyses was to identify items showing differential item functioning (DIF). The control of DIF enables comparable measurement of the identified quality of life dimensions across the 13 European countries.