Using the Assessment Framework to measure parental mood: an investigation of the reliability of the Adult Well-Being Scale

Pepping, Christopher A., Dawe, Sharon and Harnett, Paul H. (2013) Using the Assessment Framework to measure parental mood: an investigation of the reliability of the Adult Well-Being Scale. Child and Family Social Work, 21 1: 44-54. doi:10.1111/cfs.12108

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Author Pepping, Christopher A.
Dawe, Sharon
Harnett, Paul H.
Title Using the Assessment Framework to measure parental mood: an investigation of the reliability of the Adult Well-Being Scale
Journal name Child and Family Social Work   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1356-7500
1365-2206
Publication date 2013-11-05
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/cfs.12108
Volume 21
Issue 1
Start page 44
End page 54
Total pages 11
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The adoption of evidence-based practice in social work has been widely promoted in recent years and with this, a growing emphasis on the evaluation of practice using well-validated and reliable measurement processes. The Department of Health's ‘Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families’ in the UK includes quantitative measures that form part of a systematic assessment of the needs of children and their families that includes assessment of parenting capacity and parental emotional state. The measure selected to assess parental mood was originally known as the Irritability, Depression and Anxiety Scale, and has been renamed within the Assessment Framework as the Adult Well-Being Scale. This instrument is designed to assess depression, anxiety, and inward and outward irritability. However, there has been relatively little contemporary evaluation of the reliability and validity of the measure, and the extent to which it measures the four constructs it is designed to assess. This research therefore conducted extensive analyses of the reliability, validity and underlying factor structure of the Adult Well-Being Scale. The four subscales did not demonstrate sound psychometric properties. At best a total score may be used as an indicator of ‘overall psychological distress’.
Keyword Anxiety
Assessment framework
Children
Depression
Families
Parent
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Article first published online: 5 NOV 2013

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2014 Collection
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