PRECIOUS demonstrated satisfactory measurement properties for assessing the quality of care for children with serious illnesses

Title

PRECIOUS demonstrated satisfactory measurement properties for assessing the quality of care for children with serious illnesses

Creator

Ang FJL; Bun Cheung Y; Gandhi M; Ostbye T; Malhotra C; Malhotra R; Cristelle Chow CT; Heng Chong P; Amin Z; Teresa Tan SZ; Tewani K; Hanim Buang SN; Finkelstein EA

Publisher

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology

Date

2024

Subject

child; adult; article; female; human; major clinical study; male; palliative therapy; hospitalization; follow up; adolescent; therapy; caregiver support; correlation coefficient; psychometry; Cronbach alpha coefficient; internal consistency; person centered care; convergent validity; exploratory factor analysis; root mean squared error; test retest reliability

Description

Objective: To determine the measurement properties of PRECIOUS, a parent-reported measure of Quality of Care (QoC) for seriously ill children across care settings and illness trajectories. Study design and setting: Parents self-administered baseline and two-week follow-up surveys online. Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) was used to determine PRECIOUS's factor structure and select items. Internal consistency was evaluated with Cronbach's α, test-retest reliability with intraclass correlation coefficients (ICCs), and convergent validity with Spearman's correlations between PRECIOUS scales and subscales of Measure of Processes of Care (MPOC-20) and Quality of Children's Palliative Care Instrument (QCPCI). Results: Of 152 parents [108 (71%) mothers, 44 (29%) fathers] who completed the baseline survey, 123 (81%) completed follow-up. EFA grouped PRECIOUS into 5 scales: Collaborative and goal-concordant care (12 items), Caregiver support and respectful care (15 items), Access to financial and medical resources (5 items), Reducing caregiving stressors (9 items), and Hospitalization-specific processes (4 items). Root Mean Square Error of Approximation was 0.040 and Comparative Fit Index was 0.980. Cronbach's α ranged from 0.85 to 0.96. ICCs ranged from 0.72 to 0.86. Significant correlations with MPOC-20 and QCPCI confirmed convergent validity. The original 56-item tool was reduced to 45-items. Conclusion: PRECIOUS demonstrates satisfactory measurement properties for assessing QoC for seriously ill children.

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Citation List Month

April List 2024

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Citation

Ang FJL; Bun Cheung Y; Gandhi M; Ostbye T; Malhotra C; Malhotra R; Cristelle Chow CT; Heng Chong P; Amin Z; Teresa Tan SZ; Tewani K; Hanim Buang SN; Finkelstein EA, “PRECIOUS demonstrated satisfactory measurement properties for assessing the quality of care for children with serious illnesses,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed May 27, 2024, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/19534.