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Phys Occup Ther Pediatr. 2014 May;34(2):168-84. doi: 10.3109/01942638.2013.806978. Epub 2013 Jul 2.

The Dimensions of Mastery Questionnaire in school-aged children with congenital hemiplegia: test-retest reproducibility and parent-child concordance.

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1Queensland Cerebral Palsy and Rehabilitation Research Centre, School of Medicine, The University of Queensland, Royal Children's Hospital , Brisbane , Australia.

Abstract

AIM:

To examine internal consistency, test-retest reproducibility, and parent-child concordance of the Dimensions of Mastery Questionnaire 17.0 (DMQ) in school-aged children with congenital hemiplegia.

METHOD:

Forty-two children (8.24 ± 2.38 years, Manual Ability Classification System (MACS) I = 23, MACS II = 19) and their parents completed the DMQ, and a subset on two occasions 2-30 days apart (n = 27). Cronbach's alpha (α), intraclass correlation coefficients (ICCs), standard error of measurement (SEM), and 95% limits of agreement were calculated.

RESULTS:

Internal consistency for child self-report was variable (α = 0.57-0.90). Cronbach's alphas for parent proxy report were good (α = 0.69-0.86). Test-retest reproducibility for instrumental aspect (ICC = 0.86) and total motivation (ICC = 0.84) were excellent with subscales ranging from 0.70 to 0.91. The SEM for total motivation was 0.23 points. Parent-child concordance was poor across all scores (ICC = -0.04 to 0.42) with a large SEM (0.50-0.91).

INTERPRETATION:

The DMQ parent report has good test-retest reproducibility for subscales, instrumental, and total motivation scores in school-aged children with congenital hemiplegia. Parent-child concordance was low highlighting differences in individual and contextual perspectives.

PMID:
23815262
DOI:
10.3109/01942638.2013.806978
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