ARCH Lab Contributes to Two Measurement Studies

A paper by Van Lieshout et al. entitled, “Measurement invariance across parent and self-ratings of extremely low birth weight survivors and normal birth weight controls in childhood and adolescence on the Child Behavior Checklist and Youth Self Report” was recently published in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology. The study found that while the majority of the DSM-oriented subscales of the CBCL/YSR assess the same concepts in both extremely low birth weight and normal birth weight children and adolescents, evidence of non-equivalence was found for affective and conduction problems. In a paper by Goodwin et al. entitled, “Development and assessment of a shortened Quality of Life in Childhood Epilepsy Questionnaire (QOLCE-55)” initial evidence regarding the reliability and validity of a shortened QOLCE was reported. The proposed QOLCE-55 replicated findings examining risk factors for health-related quality of life using the original 76-item version. With fewer items, the QOLCE-55 may be a viable option for reducing respondent burden. The paper was published in Epilepsia.