Development and psychometric evaluation of a new measure for children's participation in hand-use life situations

Chien, Chi-Wen, Rodger, Sylvia and Copley, Jodie (2015) Development and psychometric evaluation of a new measure for children's participation in hand-use life situations. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 96 6: 1045-1055. doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2014.11.013

Attached Files (Some files may be inaccessible until you login with your UQ eSpace credentials)
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads
UQ353998_OA.pdf Full text (open access) application/pdf 2.46MB 1

Author Chien, Chi-Wen
Rodger, Sylvia
Copley, Jodie
Title Development and psychometric evaluation of a new measure for children's participation in hand-use life situations
Journal name Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1532-821X
0003-9993
Publication date 2015-06
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.apmr.2014.11.013
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 96
Issue 6
Start page 1045
End page 1055
Total pages 11
Place of publication Maryland Heights, MO United States
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Objective

To describe the development of the Children's Assessment of Participation with Hands, a parent-report questionnaire that assesses children's participation in life situations requiring hand use specifically, and to investigate its construct validity (using Rasch analysis and known-group comparison) and reliability (test-retest reliability and internal consistency).

Design

Cross-sectional, validation, and test-retest studies.

Setting

Schools.

Participants

Parents/caregivers (N=202) reported on their children aged 2 to 12 years with (n=97) and without disabilities (n=105).

Interventions

Not applicable.

Main Outcome Measure

The Children's Assessment of Participation with Hands was developed based on a content review of existing children's participation measures and literature, expert review, and pilot testing. The Children's Assessment of Participation with Hands included 37 items measuring participation diversity, frequency, independence, and desire for change in specific hand-use life situations across 4 domains of self-care, recreation, education, and domestic life and community.

Results

Evidence for construct validity of the Children's Assessment of Participation with Hands domains was established through Rasch analysis (after removing 2 misfitting items from the recreational domain and 1 item from the domestic life and community domain). Differences in summary scores of each domain between children with and without disabilities were also significant (P<.01). Test-retest reliability of the Children's Assessment of Participation with Hands was moderate to high (intraclass correlation coefficients, .69–.96), except for the desire for change dimension scale of the recreational domain (.40). Internal consistency was varied across the dimensions/domains.

Conclusions

Results provide preliminary evidence for the construct validity and reliability of the Children's Assessment of Participation with Hands that could be used in clinical and research settings to gain a specific understanding of the impact of children's hand-use difficulties on their participation in life situations requiring hand use.
Keyword Child
Outcome assessment (health care)
Rehabilitation
Social participation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2016 Collection
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Publications
 
Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 1 times in Thomson Reuters Web of Science Article | Citations
Scopus Citation Count Cited 2 times in Scopus Article | Citations
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Created: Tue, 17 Mar 2015, 02:07:30 EST by System User on behalf of School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences