Parent satisfaction with early intervention services for children with physical disabilities: Internal consistency of the European Parent Satisfaction Scale about Early Intervention

Ziviani, Jenny, Cuskelly, Monica and Feeney, Rachel (2010) Parent satisfaction with early intervention services for children with physical disabilities: Internal consistency of the European Parent Satisfaction Scale about Early Intervention. Infants and Young Children, 23 3: 184-194. doi:10.1097/IYC.0b013e3181e32a28


Author Ziviani, Jenny
Cuskelly, Monica
Feeney, Rachel
Title Parent satisfaction with early intervention services for children with physical disabilities: Internal consistency of the European Parent Satisfaction Scale about Early Intervention
Journal name Infants and Young Children   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0896-3746
Publication date 2010-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1097/IYC.0b013e3181e32a28
Volume 23
Issue 3
Start page 184
End page 194
Total pages 11
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract Measuring parent satisfaction with services is essential in the evaluation of early intervention programs. However, there is a paucity of satisfaction measures specifically developed for this purpose, and the psychometric properties of existing measures have not been widely examined. The aim of this study was to further investigate the internal consistency of 1 such measure, the European Parent Satisfaction Scale about Early Intervention (EPASSEI). A slightly modified version of the EPASSEI was completed by 112 carers (mainly mothers) of children with physical disabilities receiving early intervention services in Queensland, Australia. Internal consistency of the measure was examined using the Cronbach α. Internal consistency among items was very high (the Cronbach α = .98), with little evidence of item redundancy. Individual subscales were also shown to have a high degree of internal consistency and internal consistency was similar across the 3 service provider organizations participating in this study. The present study examined the internal consistency of an instrument measuring parent satisfaction with early intervention services. While additional examination of the validity of the measure is required, this study lends further support to the use of this measure in evaluating early intervention services for children with physical disabilities. Copyright © 2010 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Keyword Children
Early intervention
Measurement of parent satisfaction
Physical disability
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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