This manual provides instruments for the assessment of caring activities and caring outcomes in young carers. The 'Multidimensional Assessment of Caring Activities (MACA-YC18)' is a questionnaire that can be used to provide an index of the total amount of caring activity undertaken by the young person, as well as six sub scale scores for domestic tasks, household management, personal care, emotional care, sibling care, and financial/practical care.
The 'Positive and Negative Outcomes of Caring (PANOC-YC20)' is a questionnaire that can be used to provide an index of positive and negative outcomes of caring. The instruments can be used on a one-off basis for the purpose of assessment, or pre- and post-intervention to measure change and the impact of support. Both measures can also be used in research.