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ERIC Number: EJ860630
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0194-2638
The Participation in Childhood Occupations Questionnaire (PICO-Q): A Pilot Study
Bar-Shalita, Tami; Yochman, Aviva; Shapiro-Rihtman, Tanya; Vatine, Jean-Jacques; Parush, Shula
Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, v29 n3 p295-310 Aug 2009
There is a need, among practitioners and researchers, for a feasible, user-friendly assessment tool that evaluates overall participation and guides intervention. This paper describes the process of construction and development of the Participation in Childhood Occupations Questionnaire (PICO-Q) and the establishment of its primary psychometric properties. The 22-item instrument measures the level, enjoyment, and frequency of performance for children's participation in daily occupations in a variety of environments. The questionnaire was completed by the mothers of 41 children between the ages of 6 and 10 years (24 children with and 17 children without sensory modulation disorder). Cronbach's alpha varied from 0.86 to 0.89, indicating internal consistency of items. Test-retest reliability varied from 0.69 to 0.86, indicating that the instrument provides a stable measurement over time. The PICO-Q was found to differentiate between children with and without participation restrictions. The PICO-Q shows initial reliability and validity and has both research and clinical application potential. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel