Protocol - Health Quality Index for Economic Evaluations - Child and Adolescent

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The EQ-5D-Y is a standardized instrument for use as a measure of health outcome for adolescents. The EQ-5D-Y is applicable to a wide range of health conditions and treatments; it provides a simple descriptive profile and a single index value for health status.

Specific Instructions

Note: Licensing fees are determined by the EuroQol Executive Office on the basis of the user information provided on the registration form. The amount is dependent on the type of study, funding source, sample size, and number of requested languages. You are not obligated to purchase by registering.

See the EQ-5D User Guide for instructions and scoring.


The EQ-5D-Y is the ED-5D youth version of the self-reported questionnaire. The questionnaire includes a descriptive system of youth health-related quality-of-life states consisting of five dimensions. The descriptive system comprises five dimensions:

  • Mobility
  • Looking after myself
  • Doing usual activities
  • Having pain or discomfort
  • Feeling worried, sad, or unhappy

Each dimension has three levels:

  • No (problems)
  • Some
  • A lot of

EQ-5D-Y™ is a trademark of the EuroQol Group.


Limited Availability

Personnel and Training Required


Equipment Needs


Requirement CategoryRequired
Major equipment No
Specialized training No
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection No
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual No
Mode of Administration

Self-administered questionnaire


Child, Adolescent


Children and adolescents aged 8-18 years

Selection Rationale

The EQ-5D-Y is used in clinical and economic evaluations of health care and also in population health surveys. The instrument has multinational and national usage. It is being applied in multinational trials by pharmaceutical companies.



caDSR Common Data Elements (CDE) Child Health Quality Index Assessment Score 3373557 CDE Browser
Derived Variables


Process and Review

Not applicable.

Protocol Name from Source

EuroQol Group - EQ-5D-Y


EuroQol Group. (2005). EQ-5D. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Author.

The EQ-5D can be obtained from the following:
EuroQol Group Executive Office
Marten Meesweg 107
3068 AV Rotterdam
Telephone: +31 884400190
E-mail: userinformationservice@eurogol.org

General References

Burström, K., Egmar, A. C., Lugnér, A., Eriksson, M., & Svartengren, M. (2011). A Swedish child-friendly pilot version of the EQ-5D instrument—The development process. European Journal of Public Health, 21(2), 171-177.

Burström, K., Svartengren, M., & Egmar, A. C. (2011). Testing a Swedish child-friendly pilot version of the EQ-5D instrument—Initial results. European Journal of Public Health, 21(2), 178-183.

Gusi, N., Badia, X., Herdman, M., & Olivares, P. R. (2009). Traduccion y adaptacion cultural de la version espanola del cuestionario EQ-5D-Y en ninos y adolescentes. Aten Primaria, 41, 19-23.

Jelsma, J. (2010). A comparison of the performance of the EQ-5D and the EQ-5D-Y health-related quality of life instruments in South African children. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 33(2), 172-177.

Jelsma, J., & Ramma, L. (2010). How do children at special schools and their parents perceive their HRQoL compared to children at open schools? Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 8, 72.

Ravens-Sieberer, U., Wille, N., Badia, X., Bonsel, G., Burström, K., Cavrini, G., Devlin, N., Egmar, A. C., Gusi, N., Herdman, M., Jelsma, J., Kind, P., Olivares, P. R., Scalone, L., & 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.

Wille, N., Badia, X., Bonsel, G., Burström, K., Cavrini, G., Devlin, N., Egmar, A. C., Greiner, W., Gusi, N., Herdman, M., Jelsma, J., Kind, P., Scalone, L., & 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.

Protocol ID


Export Variables
Variable Name Variable IDVariable DescriptiondbGaP Mapping
PX560402000000 Protocol 560402 - proprietary. Check DCW for more
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Substance Abuse and Addiction
Measure Name

Health Quality Index for Economic Evaluations

Release Date

February 24, 2012


Instrument used to measure respondent’s quality of life, given medical conditions or health problems.


The purpose of this measure is to construct a quality-adjusted life year index that can be used to assess the relative burden of living with any given medical condition, including substance abuse addiction and other chronic conditions.


Adolescent health, Anxiety, Child health, Depression, Discomfort, Feelings, EQ-5D, EQ-5D-Y, EuroQol Group, Health status, HRQOL, Measurement, Mobility, Pain, Quality of life, Self-care, Usual activities, VAS, Visual analogue scale, SAA, Substance Use-related Co-morbidities and Health-related Outcomes

Measure Protocols
Protocol ID Protocol Name
560401 Health Quality Index for Economic Evaluations - Adult
560402 Health Quality Index for Economic Evaluations - Child and Adolescent
560403 Health Quality Index for Economic Evaluations - Adult

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