Development and preliminary evaluation of a pediatric measure of community integration: The Pediatric Community Participation Questionnaire (PCPQ)

Lindsay A. Washington, Sylia Wilson, Joyce M. Engel, Mark P. Jensen

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Abstract

Objective: To develop and evaluate a new pediatric measure of community integration: the Pediatric Community Participation Questionnaire (PCPQ). Participants: 105 youths with physical disabilities. Measures: In addition to the PCPQ, demographic and disability-related questions and the Functional Disability Inventory (FDI) were administered. Results: The PCPQ demonstrated convergent validity through its high association with functional ability, discriminant validity through its ability to discriminate between ambulatory and nonambulatory participants, and excellent internal consistency. Conclusions: Community participation, an important component of positive overall development, may be particularly important for youths with physical disabilities. The findings from this study provide preliminary support for the validity and reliability of the PCPQ, supporting its use as a measure of community participation with this population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)241-245
Number of pages5
JournalRehabilitation Psychology
Volume52
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Community participation
  • Functional ability
  • Pediatric Community Participation Questionnaire
  • Pediatrics
  • Physical disabilities

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