Measuring communicative participation: a review of self-report instruments in speech-language pathology
- Eadie, T. L., Yorkston, K. M., Klasner, E. R., Dudgeon, B. J., Deitz, J. C., Baylor, C. R., Miller, R. M., and Amtmann, D.
- PURPOSE: To assess the adequacy of self-report instruments in speech-language pathology for measuring a construct called communicative participation.
METHOD: Six instruments were evaluated relative to (a) the construct measured, (b) the relevance of individual items to communicative participation, and (c) their psychometric properties.
RESULTS: No instrument exclusively measured communicative participation. Twenty-six percent (n = 34) of all items (N = 132) across the reviewed instruments were consistent with communicative participation. The majority (76%) of the 34 items were associated with general communication, while the remaining 24% of the items were associated with communication at work, during leisure, or for establishing relationships. Instruments varied relative to psychometric properties.
CONCLUSIONS: No existing self-report instruments in speech-language pathology were found to be solely dedicated to measuring communicative participation. Developing an instrument for measuring communicative participation is essential for meeting the requirements of our scope of practice.
- Am J Speech Lang Pathol
- 1058-0360 (Print)
- Publication year:
- Functional status:
- Role functioning
- Adults (18-65)
- Codes for special purposes
Mental and behavioural disorders and related symptoms
- PRO / non-PRO:
- Patient Reported Outcome
- Type of measurement instrument:
- 1 - Questionnaires
- ASHA QCL - American-Speech-Language-Hearing-Association (ASHA) Quality of Communication Life scale
BOSS - Burden of Stroke Scale
VAPP - Voice Activity and Participation Profile
VHI - Voice Handicap Index
VoiSS - Voice Symptom Scale
V-RQOL - Voice-Related Quality of Life measure