Young carers – assessment tools

The Manual below contains two instruments for the assessment of caring:

The Multidimensional Assessment of Caring Activities (MACA-YC18) is a questionnaire (an 18-item self-report measure) that can be used to provide an index of the total amount of caring activity undertaken by the young person, as well as six subscale scores for domestic tasks, household management, personal care, emotional care, sibling care, and financial/practical care.
It also includes the MACA-YC42 which is a 42-item checklist of caring activities. It can be usedto obtain a detailed picture of the caring activities undertaken by an individual.

The Positive and Negative Outcomes of Caring (PANOC-YC20) is a questionnaire (20-item self-report measure) that can be used to provide an index of positive and negative outcomes of caring.

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