The Brief Problem Monitor-Parent Form (BPM-P), a short version of the child behavior checklist: Psychometric properties in spanish 6- to 8-year-old children

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Abstract

© 2017 American Psychological Association. We provide the first validation data on the Spanish version of the Brief Problem Monitor-Parent form (BPM-P), a recently developed abbreviated version of the 120-item Child Behavior Checklist for Ages 6 to 18 (CBCL/6-18) in young schoolchildren. Parents of a community sample of 521 children aged 6-8 answered the CBCL/6-18 yearly, and the 19 BPM-P items were examined; parents also provided different measures of psychopathology. Confirmatory factor analysis of the expected 3-factor model (attention, externalizing, and internalizing) showed adequate fit (root mean square error of approximation, RMSEA ≥ .057), and measurement invariance across sex and age was observed. Internal consistency for the derived scores was satisfactory (ω ≤ .83). Concurrent validity with the equivalent scale scores of the original full CBCL/6-18 (r ≤ .84) and convergent validity with parents' ratings of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire scores (r ≤ .52) were good. BPM-P scores at age 7 showed good predictive accuracy for discriminating the use of mental health services (OR ≤ 1.12), functional impairment (B ≥ -1.25), and the presence of the corresponding disorders diagnosed with an independent clinical interview, both cross-sectionally at age 7 and longitudinally at age 8 (OR ≤ 1.24). The BPM-P provides reliable and valid scores as a very brief follow-up and screening tool for assessing behavioral and emotional problems in young schoolchildren.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1309-1320
JournalPsychological Assessment
Volume29
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2017

Keywords

  • Brief problem monitor
  • Parents' ratings
  • Reliability
  • Spanish version
  • Validity

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