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Glob Pediatr Health. 2019 Jul 1;6:2333794X19857980. doi: 10.1177/2333794X19857980. eCollection 2019.

Development and Initial Validation of the Communication About Medication by Providers-Parent Scale (CAMP-P).

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1
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI, USA.
2
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, IL, USA.
3
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA.

Abstract

This study evaluated the psychometric properties of the Communication about Medication by Providers-Parent Scale (CAMP-P), a 24-item measure of communication relevant to medication adherence between parents and medical providers. Parents of youth (ages 2-7 years) who had received a prescription within the last 12 months completed online surveys regarding demographic and appointment variables, and child's recent prescription medications, and they completed the newly developed CAMP-P. Exploratory factor analysis of CAMP-P identified 20 items about provider communication corresponding to 3 distinct scales: medication administration strategies, encouraging communication, and addressing barriers to medication taking. Factor scales were related to appointment variables, such as length of time spent discussing medications. The CAMP-P demonstrated good internal consistency and convergent and divergent validity. The CAMP-P is a novel, validated measure of parent perceptions of medication communication and can be utilized to evaluate parent-provider communication on pediatric medication adherence in clinical and research settings.

KEYWORDS:

adherence; communication; measure development; medication; parents

Conflict of interest statement

Declaration of Conflicting Interests: The author(s) declared no potential conflicts of interest with respect to the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article.

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