Adapting and validating a questionnaire to measure the self-care practices in healthy child population residing in Spain

Ana María Urpí-Fernández, Edurne Zabaleta-del-Olmo, Joaquín Tomás-Sábado, Elena Tambo-Lizalde, Juan Francisco Roldán-Merino

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    © 2018 The Authors Objective: To adapt and validate the Child and Adolescent Self-Care Performance Questionnaire (CASPQ) to the context of healthy children aged 8 to 12 years residing in Spain and evaluate their metric properties. Design: Validation study based on Classical Test Theory. Location: Four schools participating in the Salut i Escola programme of a Primary Care Centre of Barcelona (Spain). Participants: Four hundred and ninety-eight elementary school students participated in the study during the first six months of 2016. Main measurements: Cultural adaptation of the questionnaire was carried out. Response process and factorial structure were evaluated and the relationships of the adapted questionnaire scores with those of the KIDSCREEN-27 questionnaire were analysed. Likewise, internal consistency and reproducibility of the scores were evaluated. Results: Four hundred and eighty-nine questionnaires were obtained. The confirmatory factor analysis of its theoretical structure showed a sufficient adjustment. A positive association was observed between the questionnaire scores and those of KIDSCREEN-27. The overall internal consistency was satisfactory; nevertheless, that of each factor was marginal or moderate. The reproducibility of the scores was optimal. Conclusions: The CASPQ adapted to the healthy child population of 8 to 12 years old shows appropriate metric properties and similar to those of the original questionnaire. Therefore, it is a useful tool to assess self-care practices and plan interventions aimed at its promotion.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalAtención primaria (Barcelona. Ed. impresa)
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019


    • Child
    • Health promotion
    • Psychometrics
    • Schools
    • Self-care
    • Surveys and questionnaires
    • Validation studies


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