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Development and psychometric validation of the family outcomes survey-revised
Journal of Early Intervention
  • Donald B. Bailey, Jr., RTI International
  • Melissa Raspa, RTI International
  • Murrey G. Olmstead, RTI International
  • Scott P. Novak, RTI International
  • Ann M. Sam, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • Betsy Humphreys, University of New Hampshire
  • Robin Nelson, Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services
  • Nyle Robinson, Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Community Health and Prevention
  • Chelsea Guillen, Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Community Health and Prevention
Abstract
Few psychometrically valid scales exist to assess family outcomes and the helpfulness of early intervention. This article describes the development and psychometric properties of the Family Outcomes Survey—Revised. The revision was prompted by the need to (a) create a new format that would be easier for parents to understand, (b) revise and expand the survey items to provide more information for states to use in planning for program improvement, and (c) demonstrate acceptable psychometric properties. Input from stakeholders and experts was used to identify concepts and develop candidate items. Data from a web-based survey conducted with 265 families in Illinois and Texas were used to assess the psychometric properties of candidate items. These activities produced a revised survey with sound psychometric integrity that can be used to document family outcomes and identify areas for program improvement.
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Publication Date
4-6-2011
Publisher
Sage Publications
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
10.1177/1053815111399441
Document Type
Article
Rights
Copyright © 2011, Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children
Citation Information
Bailey, D. B., Raspa, M., Olmsted, M. G., Novak, S.P., Sam, A.M., & Humphreys, B.P., Nelson, R., Robinson, N., Guillen, C. (2011) Development and psychometric validation of the family outcomes survey-revised. Journal of Early Intervention, 33(6), 6-23.