Face Validity, Internal Consistency and Applicability of The Participation and Environment Measure: Child and Youth (German Translation) in Switzerland: A Mixed Methods Pilot Study
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The Participation and Environment Measure: Child and Youth is a parents’ self-report, descriptive measure of childhood participation, with established validity and reliability in large-scale participation research (Anaby et al., 2014; Bedell et al., 2013; Law et al., 2013), clinical rehabilitation settings (Coster et al., 2011) and collaborative care planning (Khetani, 2015). A mixed method, explanatory sequential design with an emergent approach was applied to pragmatically evaluate the face validity, internal consistency, and applicability of the German version of the measure, for use in Switzerland. Nineteen German-speaking parents of children receiving Occupational Therapy treatment field-tested and evaluated the measure. Five parents participated in retrospective cognitive interviews exploring emerging issue related to the content and cultural applicability of the measure in German-speaking Switzerland. Results showed some support for face validity, reliability (internal consistency) and applicability of the measure. Further revision; simplification and cultural adaptation of the measure are recommended.