Child-report measures of occupational performance: a systematic review

Cordier, Reinie, Chen, Yu-Wei, Speyer, Reneé, Totino, Rebekah, Doma, Kenji, Leicht, Anthony, Brown, Nicole, and Cuomo, Belinda (2016) Child-report measures of occupational performance: a systematic review. PLoS ONE, 11 (1). e0147751. pp. 1-24.

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Introduction: Improving occupational performance is a key service of occupational therapists and clientcentred approach to care is central to clinical practice. As such it is important to comprehensively evaluate the quality of psychometric properties reported across measures of occupational performance; in order to guide assessment and treatment planning.

Objective: To systematically review the literature on the psychometric properties of child-report measures of occupational performance for children ages 2–18 years.

Methods: A systematic search of the following six electronic databases was conducted: CINAHL; PsycINFO; EMBASE; PubMed; the Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HAPI) database; and Google Scholar. The quality of the studies was evaluated against the COSMIN taxonomy of measurement properties and the overall quality of psychometric properties was evaluated using pre-set psychometric criteria.

Results: Fifteen articles and one manual were reviewed to assess the psychometric properties of the six measures–the PEGS, MMD, CAPE, PAC, COSA, and OSA- which met the inclusion criteria. Most of the measures had conducted good quality studies to evaluate the psychometric properties of measures (PEGS, CAPE, PAC, OSA); however, the quality of the studies for two of these measures was relatively weak (MMD, COSA). When integrating the quality of the psychometric properties of the measures with the quality of the studies, the PAC stood out as having superior psychometric qualities.

Conclusions: The overall quality of the psychometric properties of most measures was limited. There is a need for continuing research into the psychometric properties of child-report measures of occupational performance, and to revise and improve the psychometric properties of existing measures.

Item ID: 42326
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1932-6203
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© 2016 Cordier et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Funders: James Cook University (JCU)
Projects and Grants: JCU Internal Faculty Grant
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2016 03:19
FoR Codes: 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4299 Other health sciences > 429999 Other health sciences not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920501 Child Health @ 100%
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