Reliability of the Filipino version of the Parent Satisfaction Scale: A preliminary study

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Palad, Yves Y. ; Madriaga, Gilbert O. (2014)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Journal: Hong Kong Physiotherapy Journal, volume 32, issue 2, pages 73-78 (issn: 1013-7025)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.hkpj.2014.08.001
  • Subject: questionnaire | RM1-950 | Therapeutics. Pharmacology | Filipino | paediatric health care | Parent Satisfaction Scale | Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

Parent satisfaction is vital in improving the delivery of paediatric health care. However, there are no linguistically appropriate instruments that measure parent satisfaction among Filipino parents of children receiving occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech pathology services. This study aimed to provide preliminary information about the reliability of the Filipino version of the Parent Satisfaction Scale (F-PSS). Research procedures included forward- and backward-translation of the PSS, cognitive interview, and data collection for reliability. These were conducted on primary caregivers of children who were receiving therapy services in a local clinic. Internal consistency and reproducibility of the translated tool were determined. Internal consistency was measured using an ordinal α value based on a polychoric correlation matrix, reproducibility using Randolph's κ, and standard error of measurement (SEM). Data analysis showed an ordinal α value of 0.96, κ values ranging from 0.56 to 0.72, and a standard error of measurement of 0.11. In summary, the F-PSS has excellent internal consistency, moderate to substantial agreement after repeated measures, and excellent absolute reliability for determining parent satisfaction in paediatric health care. Supplementary studies on its validity are needed to further ascertain its clinical utility.
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