EQ-5D-Y | Available modes of administration
EQ-5D-Y is designed for self-completion by children and adolescents aged 8-15 years. Proxy versions, for completion by observers, are also available. Please note that you should select a digital version if you want to collect EQ-5D-Y data digitally, or in an App.
The currently available modes of administration are:
- EQ-5D-Y Self-complete version on paper
- EQ-5D-Y Self-complete version on PDAs/ Smartphones
- EQ-5D-Y Self-complete version on Tablets
- EQ-5D-Y Self-complete version on Laptop/Desktop
Previously, EQ-5D would have to be hosted on our dedicated server. Now, you can choose between hosting EQ-5D on your own server or the REDCap platform.
- EQ-5D-Y Self-complete version for use in REDCap
RED Cap is a web application for building and managing online surveys and databases. It is mainly used in academic research.
- EQ-5D-Y Self-complete version for use in Qualtrics
Qualtrics is a survey platform that is used by commercial and non-commercial researchers to handle everything from simple questionnaires to detailed research projects.
- EQ-5D-Y Proxy version
For use when children or adolescents are mentally or physically incapable of reporting on their health-related quality of life, for instance because of severe intellectual disability or mental health problems. Three proxy versions are currently available where a caregiver who knows the child or adolescent well is asked to complete EQ-5D as follows:
- EQ-5D-Y Proxy version 1: The caregiver (the proxy) is asked to rate the child’s/ adolescent’s health-related quality of life in their (the proxy’s) opinion.
- EQ-5D-Y Proxy version 2: The caregiver (the proxy) is asked to rate how he/she (the proxy) thinks the child/ adolescent would rate his/her own health-related quality of life if the child/ adolescent were able to communicate it.
- EQ-5D-Y Interviewer Administered Proxy version 1: An interviewer asks the caregiver (proxy) to rate the child’s/adolescent’s health-related quality of life in their (the proxy’s) opinion.
Please note that the EuroQol Research Foundation is working on protocols for generating value sets for EQ-5D-Y. In the meantime, EQ-5D-Y data can be collected, but no value sets can be provided for this version.