Use of the Measure of Processes of Care (MPOC-20) to evaluate health service delivery for children with cerebral palsy and their families in Jordan: validation of Arabic-translated version (AR-MPOC-20)
Article first published online: 8 NOV 2013
© 2013 John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Child: Care, Health and Development
How to Cite
Saleh, M. and Almasri, N. A. (2013), Use of the Measure of Processes of Care (MPOC-20) to evaluate health service delivery for children with cerebral palsy and their families in Jordan: validation of Arabic-translated version (AR-MPOC-20). Child: Care, Health and Development. doi: 10.1111/cch.12116
- Article first published online: 8 NOV 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 6 OCT 2013
- Deanship of Academic Research at The University of Jordan, Amman-Jordan
- cerebral palsy;
- family-centred service;
Family-centred service (FCS) is widely accepted now as best practice in paediatric rehabilitation. The Measure of Processes of Care-20 items set (MPOC-20) is a valid and reliable self-report measure of parents' perceptions of the extent to which health services are family-centred. Arabic-translated and validated version of the MPOC-20 (AR-MPOC-20) is used to examine Jordanian families' perception of service providers' caregiving behaviours as they receive rehabilitation services for their children with cerebral palsy (CP).
Parents of 114 children with CP who are receiving services at different settings in Jordan were interviewed using the AR-MPOC-20. Participating children aged 4.1 ± 4.4 years, 53.5% were males. Children varied across gross motor functional classification system (GMFCS). Parents were mostly mothers (76.3%), with at least high school education (71.9%).
Factor analyses of the AR-MPOC-20 yielded a five-factor solution with items loaded differently from the original measure. All items correlated best and significantly with their own Arabic scale score (rs: 0.91–0.26, P < 0.01). Internal consistency values of AR-MPOC-20 scales were acceptable (Cronbach's α: 0.69–0.82). Scale ‘Providing Written Information’ has the lowest average score (1.9 ± 1.6), while scale ‘Respectful & Coordinated Care’ has the highest average score (5.2 ± 1.5).
The AR-MPOC-20 is found to be a valid and reliable measure for use with Arabic-Jordanian families of children with CP. FCS is not yet well implemented in Jordan, with parents reporting more need for information about their children's health and available services. Service providers are encouraged to apply FCS in paediatric rehabilitation, and giving more attention to effective communication and information exchange with families. AR-MPOC-20 is recommended for use for program evaluation.