CSHCNS: Children with Special Health Care Needs screener

This measure has been identified as a commonly used measure within the LifeCourse cohorts. These measures were identified to encourage potential opportunities for data harmonisation. The descriptions provided are intended to give cohort custodians and data users some common criteria to assess a survey for appropriateness to use in their own studies. It is not intended to mandate the use of any measure, or provide a comprehensive understanding of these measures.

This information was collated by the LifeCourse team from scoring manuals and documentation, publications, and official measure websites. To read about this process in more detail, access our report.

Measure No. of cohorts using measure Cost and accessibility Time to complete Key reference/s and measure information Reference frame Constructs assessed by measure Age range
CSHCNS: Children with Special Health Care Needs screener 5

No cost, but must complete a form to indicate use.

2 minutes

Bethell C.D., Read D., Stein R.E., Blumberg S.J., Wells N. and Newacheck P.W. (2002). Identifying children with special health care needs: development and evaluation of a short screening instrument. Ambulatory pediatrics: the official journal of the Ambulatory Pediatric Association, 2(1): 38-48. DOI: 10.1367/1539-4409(2002)002<0038:icwshc>;2

Current state (with expected duration of condition is 12 months or longer)

  • Assessment of needs
  • Seen by service
  • Medications
  • Assessment of needs
  • Developmental screening

Parent report, <18 years