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J Pediatr Psychol. 2018 Oct 1;43(9):1059-1067. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsy038.

PROMIS Peer Relationships Short Form: How Well Does Self-Report Correlate With Data From Peers?

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1
Department of Medicine, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey; Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
2
Department of Psychology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
3
Department of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
4
Department of Psychology, Concordia University.
5
Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh.

Abstract

Objective:

To examine the psychometric properties of the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS®) peer relationships short form (PR-SF), including association with peer-reported friendships, likeability, and social reputation.

Method:

203 children (Mage = 10.12 years, SD = 2.37, range = 6-14) in Grades 1-8 completed the 8-item PR-SF and friendship nominations, like ratings, and social reputation measures about their peers during 2 classroom visits approximately 4 months apart, as part of a larger study. A confirmatory factor analysis, followed by an exploratory factor analysis, was conducted to examine the factor structure of the PR-SF. Spearman correlations between the PR-SF and peer-reported outcomes evaluated construct validity.

Results:

For the PR-SF, a 2-factor solution demonstrated better fit than a 1-factor solution. The 2 factors appear to assess friendship quality (3 items) and peer acceptance (5 items). Reliability was marginal for the friendship quality factor (.66) but adequate for the acceptance factor (.85); stability was .34 for the PR-SF over 4 months. The PR-SF (8 items) and acceptance factor (5 items) both had modest but significant correlations with measures of friendship (rs = .25-.27), likeability (rs = .21-.22), and social reputation (rs = .29-.44).

Conclusions:

The PR-SF appears to be measuring two distinct aspects of social functioning. The 5-item peer acceptance scale is modestly associated with peer-reported friendship, likeability, and social reputation. Although not a replacement for peer-reported outcomes, the PR-SF is a promising patient-reported outcome for peer relationships in youth.

PMID:
29800306
PMCID:
PMC6147751
[Available on 2019-10-01]
DOI:
10.1093/jpepsy/jsy038

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