Under Dutch law, preventive youth healthcare organisations have a duty to ensure the early identification of children with health or developmental problems. Similarly, municipalities have a duty to monitor young people’s health at least every four years. For problem identification and monitoring, both individual and collective, these organisations often use self-report questionnaires. The overall aim of this thesis is to study various methodological and validity issues related to the use of self-report questionnaires among young people in a preventive youth healthcare setting. Seven specific research questions are derived from the Rotterdam Youth Monitor (RYM), a longitudinal youth health surveillance system integrated into preventive youth healthcare in the greater Rotterdam area.

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Municipal Public Health Service Rotterdam-Rijnmond, Erasmus MC Rotterdam, GGD Nederland, Jurriaanse Stichting
F.C. Verhulst (Frank) , M.C.H. Donker (Marianne)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

van de Looij-Jansen, P. (2010, April). Self-report in Youth Health Monitoring: evidence from the Rotterdam Youth Monitor. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/18629