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


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.


adherence; communication; measure development; medication; parents

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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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