The CAT-SCREEN is the computer-based version of the KINDLR (Ravens-Sieberer & Bullinger, 1998). The CAT-SCREEN is an economic instrument (including only the KINDLR items) which is additionally child-friendly (independent of reading and writing skills, and presented in a playful format) and adapted to the particular stage of development (two age-versions of the KINDLR are included).
The CAT-SCREEN is suitable for children aged 6 to 12 years and for adolescents aged 13 to 17 years.
According to the KINDLR, the 24 items of the CAT-SCREEN cover
6 dimensions of Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL): Physical well-being, Emotional well-being, Self-esteem, Family, Friends, and Everyday functioning (school). The CAT-SCREEN includes
two language versions (German and English) and two age-versions assessing self-reported HRQoL of children aged 6 to 12 years as well as adolescents aged 13 to 16 years. If the child has a
long-term illness or is actually in hospital, an additional module assesses 6 items. The CAT-SCREEN presents questions visually as well as acoustically animated by cartoon characters. To
distinguish the different dimensions in a child-friendly way, the procedure of item presentation in the CAT-SCREEN is interspersed with short cartoon sequences.