Development and psychometric validation of the Family Outcomes Survey-Revised

Type: 
Paper/Report
Author/Presenter: 

Bailey, D.B., Raspa, M., Olmstead, M.G., Noval, S.P., Sam, A.M., Humphreys, B.P. Journal of Early Intervention, 33 (1):6-23.

Age: 
0-3/Part C /Early Intervention
Year: 
2011
Month: 
March
Abstract: 

There are few psychometrically valid scales which exist to assess family outcomes and the helpfulness of early intervention. In this article, the authors describe the development and psychometric properties of the Family Outcomes Survey-Revised. This revision was prompted by three needs: 1. to create a new format that would be easier for parents to understand; 2. to revise and expand the survey items to provide more information for states to use in planning for program improvement; and 3. to demonstrate acceptable psychometric properties. Input from stakeholders as well as experts was used to identify concepts and develop candidate items. Data from a web-based survey conducted with families in two states were then used to assess the psychometric properties of candidate items. These activities produced a revised survey, whose sound psychometric integrity can be used to document family outcomes and identify areas for possible program improvement.

Topics: 
Data Collection
Topics: 
Family Outcomes