The Cerebral Palsy Quality of Life for Children (CP QOL-Child)

Evidence of construct validity

Kuan-Lin Chen, Hui Yi Wang, Mei Hui Tseng, Jeng Yi Shieh, Lu Lu, Kai Ping Grace Yao, Chien Yu Huang

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Abstract

The Cerebral Palsy Quality of Life for Children (CP QOL-Child) is the first health condition-specific questionnaire designed for measuring QOL in children with cerebral palsy (CP). However, its construct validity has not yet been confirmed by confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). Hence, this study assessed the construct validity of the caregiver proxy-report version of the Chinese version of the CP QOL-Child in children with CP using CFA.A total of 312 children with CP (mean age: 8.59 years, SD: 2.52 years) and their caregivers participated in this study. The Chinese version of the CP QOL-Child was completed by the caregivers of children with CP. Then, CFA was applied to evaluate the seven-factor measurement structure of the CP QOL-Child. The seven-factor CFA model had an adequate fit to our data as judged by χ2 statistic and various goodness-of-fit (GOF) indices, including the root mean square error of approximation (RMSEA). This study provided empirical evidence of the construct validity of the CP QOL-Child to support its use with children with CP in the Chinese speaking society.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)994-1000
Number of pages7
JournalResearch in Developmental Disabilities
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Mar 1

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Chen, Kuan-Lin ; Wang, Hui Yi ; Tseng, Mei Hui ; Shieh, Jeng Yi ; Lu, Lu ; Yao, Kai Ping Grace ; Huang, Chien Yu. / The Cerebral Palsy Quality of Life for Children (CP QOL-Child) : Evidence of construct validity. In: Research in Developmental Disabilities. 2013 ; Vol. 34, No. 3. pp. 994-1000.
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