The World Health Organisation Disability Assessment Schedule – Children and Youth version (WHODAS-Child)

The World Health Organisation Disability Assessment Schedule – Children and Youth (WHODAS-Child; Scorza et al., 2013) is a practical, generic assessment instrument that can measure health and disability in children and youth (aged 10 – 17 years of age). The WHODAS-Child has been adapted for children and youth from the adult version of the WHODAS-2. There are two ways to use the WHODAS-Child:

  1. Parents can utilise this version of the WHODAS-Child to report their child’s difficulties, OR
  2. Youths aged 11 years or older can complete it independently for self-reporting purposes

Developer

Scorza, P., Stevenson, A., Canino, G., Mushashi, C., Kanyanganzi, F., Munyanah, M., & Betancourt, T. (2013). Validation of the “World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule for children, WHODAS-Child” in Rwanda. PloS One, 8(3), e57725–e57725. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0057725  

References

American Psychiatric Association. Online Assessment Measures. (n.d.). Retrieved November 6, 2021, from https://www.psychiatry.org/File%20Library/Psychiatrists/Practice/DSM/APA_DSM5_WHODAS-2-Self-Administered.pdf