Psychosocial Assessment Tool 2.0_General: Validity of a psychosocial risk screener in a pediatric kidney transplant sample
Article first published online: 22 DEC 2011
© 2011 John Wiley & Sons A/S
Volume 16, Issue 1, pages 92–98, February 2012
How to Cite
Pai, A. L. H., Tackett, A., Ittenbach, R. F. and Goebel, J. (2012), Psychosocial Assessment Tool 2.0_General: Validity of a psychosocial risk screener in a pediatric kidney transplant sample. Pediatric Transplantation, 16: 92–98. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-3046.2011.01620.x
- Issue published online: 17 JAN 2012
- Article first published online: 22 DEC 2011
- Accepted for publication 27 September 2011
- psychosocial risk;
- psychological distress;
- kidney transplant;
Pai ALH, Tackett A, Ittenbach RF, Goebel J. Psychosocial Assessment Tool 2.0_General: Validity of a psychosocial risk screener in a pediatric kidney transplant sample. Pediatr Transplantation 2012: 16: 92–98. © 2011 John Wiley & Sons A/S.
Abstract: To present the preliminary psychometric properties of the PAT2.0_GEN, a brief, caregiver completed screener of psychosocial for children who were recipients of kidney transplants. Caregivers of 45 children and adolescents with kidney transplants completed the PAT2.0_GEN and the PedsQL. Internal consistency and predictive validity of the PAT2.0 were examined. Internal consistency for the PAT2.0_GEN Total score was strong. Internal consistency for the PAT2.0_GEN subscales ranged from 0.31 to 0.82. Evidence supporting convergent validity was observed; higher PAT2.0_GEN scores were significantly associated with lower caregiver- and self-rated patient quality of life and poorer family communication. PAT2.0_GEN scores were also associated with an increased likelihood that a patient received or had been independently referred for psychological services within two yr of completing the PAT2.0_GEN. The PAT2.0_GEN Total score is a promising screening tool for psychosocial risk in the pediatric kidney transplant population.