Health Economics Unit EuroQoL grant success: testing EQ-5D-Y for use in children aged 2-5 years

L to R - A/Professor Kim Dalziel, Professor Nancy Devlin & Dr Li Huang

A/Professor Kim Dalziel, together with HEU’s Professor Nancy Devlin and Dr Li Huang, in collaboration with Professor Mike Herdman (Office of Health Economics), A/Professor Oliver Rivero-Arias (Oxford University), and Professor Harriet Hiscock (The Royal Children’s Hospital), have been awarded an EuroQoL grant to develop and test a version of EQ-5D-Y for use in children aged 2-5 years using a mixed methods approach.

Few health-related quality of life measures are available for estimation of child QALYs with a nearly clear absence of measures for children under 5 years, despite younger children being greater consumers of health care services than older children. The project, led by A/Professor Kim Dalziel, aims to establish if the EQ-5D-Y can be used for children 2-5 years and to co-design a suitable adaptation for testing with parents/carers.