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ERIC Number: EJ891102
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1062-1024
Psychometric Validation of the Preschool Outcome Questionnaire: A Preschool Treatment Outcome Instrument
Barker, David H.; Lloyd, Thad Q.; Stewart, Peter K.; Wells, M. Gawain
Journal of Child and Family Studies, v19 n4 p504-515 Aug 2010
Developing normed treatment outcome measures is important to research addressing treatment effectiveness and to improved clinical care. The Preschool Outcome Questionnaire (POQ) is a new measure designed for use with preschool children aged two to six. Designed in collaboration with parents and clinicians, the POQ is brief, easy to administer, score and interpret. This study reports on the instrument's psychometric evaluation, contains preliminary normative data, and provides a clinical cut-off and a reliable change index to facilitate clinical use of the instrument. Results show that the POQ has acceptable test-retest and internal reliability, concurrent validity and criterion validity. Importantly, results also show that the instrument is sensitive to clinically relevant change. Clinical implications are discussed as well as suggestions for further research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Preschool Education
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Language: English
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