Qualitative development of the PROMIS(R) pediatric stress response item banks

Journal Name: 
J Pediatr.Psychol.
Authors: 
Bevans,K.B.
Gardner,W.
Pajer,K.
Riley,A.W.
Forrest,C.B.
Abstract: 
OBJECTIVE: To describe the qualitative development of the Patient-Reported Outcome Measurement Information System (PROMIS(R)) Pediatric Stress Response item banks. METHODS: Stress response concepts were specified through a literature review and interviews with content experts, children, and parents. A library comprising 2,677 items derived from 71 instruments was developed. Items were classified into conceptual categories; new items were written and redundant items were removed. Items were then revised based on cognitive interviews (n = 39 children), readability analyses, and translatability reviews. RESULTS: 2 pediatric Stress Response sub-domains were identified: somatic experiences (43 items) and psychological experiences (64 items). Final item pools cover the full range of children's stress experiences. Items are comprehensible among children aged >/=8 years and ready for translation. CONCLUSIONS: Child- and parent-report versions of the item banks assess children's somatic and psychological states when demands tax their adaptive capabilities
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2013
Volume: 
38
Pages: 
173-191
Keywords: 
Aged, Child, Development, electronic, hospital, information, Interviews, Medicine, Methods, Parents, Pediatrics, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Research, Research Support, response, review, Stress, support, system, Universities