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Measuring communicative participation: a review of self-report instruments in speech-language pathology

Authors:
Eadie, T. L., Yorkston, K. M., Klasner, E. R., Dudgeon, B. J., Deitz, J. C., Baylor, C. R., Miller, R. M., and Amtmann, D.
Abstract:
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.
DOI:
10.1044/1058-0360(2006/030)
URL:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17102143
Journal:
Am J Speech Lang Pathol
issn:
1058-0360 (Print)
Publication year:
2006
pages:
307-20
Functional status:
Role functioning
Social functioning
Age:
Adults (18-65)
Children (0-18)
Seniors (65+)
Disease:
Codes for special purposes
Mental and behavioural disorders and related symptoms
PRO / non-PRO:
Patient Reported Outcome
Type of measurement instrument:
1 - Questionnaires
Instrument:
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   [see: ZUYD (NL)]
VoiSS - Voice Symptom Scale
V-RQOL - Voice-Related Quality of Life measure   [see: ZUYD (NL)]