Development of the EQ-5D-Y: a child-friendly version of the EQ-5D.
Nora Wille, Xavier Badia, Gouke Bonsel, Kristina Burström, Gulia Cavrini, Nancy Devlin, Ann-Charlotte Egmar, Wolfgang Greiner, Narcis Gusi, Michael Herdman, Jennifer Jelsma, Paul Kind, Luciana Scalone, Ulrike Ravens-Sieberer
Quality of Life Research | Published : 2010
PURPOSE: To develop a self-report version of the EQ-5D for younger respondents, named the EQ-5D-Y (Youth); to test its comprehensibility for children and adolescents and to compare results obtained using the standard adult EQ-5D and the EQ-5D-Y. METHODS: An international task force revised the content of EQ-5D and wording to ensure relevance and clarity for young respondents. Children's and adolescents' understanding of the EQ-5D-Y was tested in cognitive interviews after the instrument was translated into German, Italian, Spanish and Swedish. Differences between the EQ-5D and the EQ-5D-Y regarding frequencies of reported problems were investigated in Germany, Spain and South Africa. RESULTS..View full abstract