The Child Attitude Toward Illness Scale (CATIS) is a short self-reporting instrument for children with a chronic, physical condition. It provides a systematic assessment of how the child feels about his or her illness.

The questionnaire consists of 13 questions.


5 questions have responses progressing from negative to positive


8 questions have responses in reverse order from positive to negative



• questions are scored on a 5 point scale, with 1 negative and 5 positive

• questions with reverse scoring: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13

• scores are summed, then divided by 13 to give an average score

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