Initial development and validation of the Caregiver Priorities and Child Health Index of Life with Disabilities (CPCHILD).

Title

Initial development and validation of the Caregiver Priorities and Child Health Index of Life with Disabilities (CPCHILD).

Creator

Narayanan UG; Fehlings D; Weir S; Knights S; Kiran S; Campbell K

Publisher

Developmental Medicine And Child Neurology

Date

2006

Subject

Child; Female; Humans; Male; Questionnaires; Health Status; Severity of Illness Index; Longitudinal Studies; Activities of Daily Living; Reproducibility of Results; quality of life; adolescent; Preschool; caregivers; Cerebral Palsy/classification/nursing/psychology; Disabled Persons/psychology/rehabilitation

Description

This paper reports the development and validation of a disease-specific measure of health status and well-being of children with severe cerebral palsy (CP). The Caregiver Priorities and Child Health Index of Life with Disabilities (CPCHILD) was constructed from recommendations from caregivers, healthcare providers, and review of other measures. Items spanning six domains are rated on an ordinal scale. Standardized scores (0-100) are reported for each domain and in total. Primary caregivers (n = 77) of 45 males and 32 females between 5 and 18 years of age (mean age 13 y 5 mo [SD 3 y 4 mo]) with CP, categorized by the Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) level, completed the CPCHILD. Caregivers of children with severe CP (GMFCS Levels IV and V) also completed a second administration of the CPCHILD 2 weeks after the first. The mean CPCHILD score for children with severe CP was 56.2 (SD 15.7; range 24-93). The mean CPCHILD scores for children in GMFCS Levels I to V were 22.0, 38.2, 23.0, 44.5, and 59.3 respectively (p < 0.001). Reliability was tested in 41/52 caregivers who reported no change in health status between the two administrations of the CPCHILD. The intraclass correlation coefficient was 0.94 (95% confidence interval 0.90-0.97). The CPCHILD seems to be a reliable and valid measure of caregivers' perspectives on the health status, functional limitations, and well-being of these children.
2006

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

804-812

Issue

10

Volume

48

Citation

Narayanan UG; Fehlings D; Weir S; Knights S; Kiran S; Campbell K, “Initial development and validation of the Caregiver Priorities and Child Health Index of Life with Disabilities (CPCHILD).,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed October 24, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/13641.

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