Identifying relevant concepts for the development of a Communicative Participation Item Bank for children and adolescents: a systematic review of existing instruments

Eline Alons, Laurien Brauner, Margreet Luinge, Caroline Terwee, Lisette Van Ewijk, Ellen Gerrits

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Abstract

Purpose: This study aims to systematically identify items that measure communicative participation from measurement instruments that measure (aspects of) communication and/or participation in children and adolescents (5–18 years old) with communication disorders, for developing an item bank.
Method: A systematic literature search was performed in MEDLINE and Embase to search for patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) or parent reports measuring aspects of communication and/or participation in children and adolescents. The individual items of the included measurement instruments were reviewed on whether they measure communicative participation. The items were then classified into one of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) for Children and Youth (World Health Organization, 2007) domains of activities and participation.
Results: A total of 29 instruments were found, nine PROMs and 20 parent reports. One hundred forty-five items were identified that measure communicative participation. From these 145 items, 74 were retrieved from PROMs (51%), and 71 were retrieved from parent reports (49%). The majority of items were classified in ICF Domain 7, interpersonal interactions and relationships (73.8%), followed by Domain 8, major life areas (13.8%), and Domain 9, community, social, and civic life (8.3%). Only a few items were found in Domains 5 and 6, and none was found in Domains 1, 2, and 4.
Conclusions: We identified 145 items potentially useful for developing an item bank addressing communicative participation in children and adolescents with communication disorders. However, item development in collaboration with the target population is needed to ensure that these items fully reflect the construct.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research
Volume0: Ahead of Print
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2024

Keywords

  • communicative participation
  • PROMs
  • patient reported outcome measures

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