Testing the psychometric properties of Kidscreen-27 with Irish children of low socio-economic status

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Abstract

Background Kidscreen-27 was developed as part of a cross-cultural European Union-funded project to standardise the measurement of children’s health-related quality of life. Yet, research has reported mixed evidence for the hypothesised 5-factor model, and no confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) has been conducted on the instrument with children of low socio-economic status (SES) across Ireland (Northern and Republic).Method The data for this study were collected as part of a clustered randomised controlled trial. A total of 663 (347male, 315 female) 8–9-year-old children (M = 8.74, SD = .50) of low SES took part. A 5- and modified 7-factor CFA models were specified using the maximum likelihood estimation. A nested Chi-square difference test was conducted to compare the fit of the models. Internal consistency and floor and ceiling effects were also examined.Results CFA found that the hypothesised 5-factor model was an unacceptable fit. However, the modified 7-factor model was supported. A nested Chi-square difference test confirmed that the fit of the 7-factor model was significantly better than that of the 5-factor model. Internal consistency was unacceptable for just one scale. Ceiling effects were present in all but one of the factors. Conclusions Future research should apply the 7-factor model with children of low socio-economic status. Such efforts would help monitor the health status of the population.
LanguageEnglish
Pages1081–1089
JournalQuality of Life Research
Volume26
Issue number4
Early online date18 Oct 2016
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 18 Oct 2016

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Psychometrics
Statistical Factor Analysis
Economics
Chi-Square Distribution
Northern Ireland
European Union
Ireland
Health Status
Randomized Controlled Trials
Quality of Life
Research
Population

Keywords

  • � Children
  • �Confirmatory factor analysis
  • � Socio-economic status
  • emotion
  • mental health

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