Psychometric properties of the Pediatric Testing Attitudes Scale-Diabetes (P-TAS-D) for parents of children undergoing predictive risk screening
2013 (English)In: Pediatric Diabetes, ISSN 1399-543X, E-ISSN 1399-5448, Vol. 14, no 8, 602-610 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
ObjectiveExamine the factor structure, reliability, and validity of the Pediatric Testing Attitudes Scale-Diabetes (P-TAS-D), a measure of parental attitudes about predictive risk screening for type 1 diabetes in children. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanMethodsSurveys were completed by 3720 Swedish parents of children participating in the adolescent follow-up of a birth cohort study of type 1 diabetes onset. Parents averaged 43.5years, 42.3% were college-educated, and 10.6% of children had a family history of type 1 diabetes. The parent sample was randomly divided, an exploratory factor analysis (EFA; n =1860) was conducted, followed by confirmatory factor analysis (CFA; n =1860) and testing. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanResultsEFA/CFA revealed the P-TAS-D has three factors/scales: Attitudes and Beliefs toward type 1 diabetes predictive risk screening (=0.92), Communication about risk screening results (=0.71), and Decision Making (r = 0.19, pandlt;0.001). This solution fit the data well ((2) =536.0, RMSEA = 0.08, CFI = 0.95) and internal consistency for the full scale was high (=0.86, M = 36.2, SD = 8.2). After adjusting for covariates, more favorable attitudes toward childrens risk screening were associated with greater worry about type 1 diabetes (B = 1.1, p andlt;0.001), less worry about health overall (B = -0.10, p = 0.001), and more positive attitudes toward (B = 0.28, p andlt;0.001) and less worry about (B = 0.41, p andlt;0.001) diabetes research. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanConclusionsThe P-TAS-D is a stable, reliable, and valid measure for assessing parents type 1 diabetes risk screening attitudes. Scale data can help target parent education efforts in risk screening trials.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-Blackwell , 2013. Vol. 14, no 8, 602-610 p.
children, psychology, risk screening
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-102715DOI: 10.1111/pedi.12053ISI: 000327370400007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-102715DiVA: diva2:681169
Funding Agencies|National Institutes of Health|HG02686CA137625HG006754|2013-12-192013-12-192013-12-19