Responsiveness and discriminant validity of the Child and Adolescent Scale of Participation across three years for children and youth with traumatic brain injury

Anat Golos, Gary Bedell

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Abstract

Purpose: To examine responsiveness and discriminant validity of the Child and Adolescent Scale of Participation (CASP) across three years. Methods: Examined longitudinal data on 515 children and youth with TBI and arm injuries. Repeated measures analyses of variance were used to examine CASP scores (pre-injury; 3, 12, 24, 36 months post-injury). Results: Scores decreased from pre-injury to 3 months, but significantly only for moderate and severe TBI groups. Scores gradually increased post-injury for all groups except severe TBI. Scores were consistently lowest for severe TBI, followed by moderate TBI, mild TBI, and arm injury across time. Severe TBI scores were significantly lower than scores for mild TBI and arm injury, but not moderate TBI. Conclusions: CASP scores were responsive to change over time at most measurements and differentiated between groups, particularly severe TBI. Further research is needed with a larger sample of children with moderate/severe TBI as they were underrepresented in this study.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)431-438
Number of pages8
JournalDevelopmental Neurorehabilitation
Volume21
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 3 Oct 2018

Keywords

  • Activity participation
  • disability
  • measurement
  • pediatric
  • youth

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Rehabilitation
  • Developmental Neuroscience

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