The Paediatric Index of Emotional Distress (PI-ED) is a brief self-rating scale that screens children and young people for emotional distress. Based on the Hospital Anxiety & Depression Scale (HADS), the PI-ED assesses psychological distress using one brief questionnaire, comprising 14 questions that are presented on one page.
It asks children and young people about their symptoms of anxiety and depression. A concrete cut-off score then clearly identifies individuals most in need of further clinical assessment and intervention.
The PI-ED is the only measure of its kind designed for use with both children that have physical health problems (i.e. those in paediatric clinics and hospitals) and children in a normal population.
The PI-ED Manual provides information on: