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J Pediatr Psychol. 2017 Oct 1;42(9):983-994. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsx095.

Development and Content Validation of the Transition Readiness Inventory Item Pool for Adolescent and Young Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer.

Author information

1
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
2
University of Pennsylvania.
3
Temple University.
4
Rutgers University.
5
Nemours Children's Health System.
6
Thomas Jefferson University.
7
Children's National Medical Center and George Washington University.

Abstract

Objective:

The development of the Transition Readiness Inventory (TRI) item pool for adolescent and young adult childhood cancer survivors is described, aiming to both advance transition research and provide an example of the application of NIH Patient Reported Outcomes Information System methods.

Methods:

Using rigorous measurement development methods including mixed methods, patient and parent versions of the TRI item pool were created based on the Social-ecological Model of Adolescent and young adult Readiness for Transition (SMART).

Results:

Each stage informed development and refinement of the item pool. Content validity ratings and cognitive interviews resulted in 81 content valid items for the patient version and 85 items for the parent version.

Conclusions:

TRI represents the first multi-informant, rigorously developed transition readiness item pool that comprehensively measures the social-ecological components of transition readiness. Discussion includes clinical implications, the application of TRI and the methods to develop the item pool to other populations, and next steps for further validation and refinement.

KEYWORDS:

adolescence; assessment; cancer; chronic illness; transition readiness

PMID:
29046041
DOI:
10.1093/jpepsy/jsx095
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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