The measurement of quality of life in young children


  • C Eiser,

  • H Mohay,

    1. CRC Child and Family Research Group, School of Psychology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK and Centre for Applied Studies in Early Childhood, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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  • R Morse

CorrespondenceChristine Eiser School of Psychology University of Sheffield Sheffield S10 2TP UK


The purpose of this paper is to argue for a measure of quality of life (QoL) for children aged between 4 and 8 years, describe the obstacles in developing such a measure, and provide evidence that it is possible to elicit directly information from children. Finally we summarize and critique measures that are currently available for this purpose.