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Testing the psychometric properties of Kidscreen-27 with Irish children of low socio-economic status

Shannon, Stephen, Breslin, Gavin, Fitzpatrick, Ben, Hanna, Donncha and Brennan, Da (2016) Testing the psychometric properties of Kidscreen-27 with Irish children of low socio-economic status. Quality of Life Research . [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1007/s11136-016-1432-1

Abstract

Background Kidscreen-27 was developed as part of a cross-cultural European Union-funded project to standardise the measurement of children’s health-related quality of life. Yet, research has reported mixed evidence for the hypothesised 5-factor model, and no confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) has been conducted on the instrument with children of low socio-economic status (SES) across Ireland (Northern and Republic).Method The data for this study were collected as part of a clustered randomised controlled trial. A total of 663 (347male, 315 female) 8–9-year-old children (M = 8.74, SD = .50) of low SES took part. A 5- and modified 7-factor CFA models were specified using the maximum likelihood estimation. A nested Chi-square difference test was conducted to compare the fit of the models. Internal consistency and floor and ceiling effects were also examined.Results CFA found that the hypothesised 5-factor model was an unacceptable fit. However, the modified 7-factor model was supported. A nested Chi-square difference test confirmed that the fit of the 7-factor model was significantly better than that of the 5-factor model. Internal consistency was unacceptable for just one scale. Ceiling effects were present in all but one of the factors. Conclusions Future research should apply the 7-factor model with children of low socio-economic status. Such efforts would help monitor the health status of the population.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:� Children, �Confirmatory factor analysis,� Socio-economic status, emotion, mental health
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Sport
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute
Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute > Centre for Sports Science and Sports Medicine
ID Code:36165
Deposited By: Dr Gavin Breslin
Deposited On:25 Oct 2016 08:27
Last Modified:13 Mar 2018 10:42

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