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The Kids Insight into Dementia Survey (KIDS): development and preliminary psychometric properties

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Abstract


  • Objectives: Children may have a foundational role in efforts to raise community awareness about dementia. There is some qualitative work with children with a relative with dementia, but little work into the insights of children as general citizens without affected family. One issue is an absence of measurement tools; thus the study aimed to design and pilot a psychometrically sound self-report measure of dementia attitudes for children. Method: Using a multi-staged scale development process, stakeholder and expert input informed a 52-item Kids Insight into Dementia Survey (KIDS). After a pretest of KIDS with 21 Australian schoolchildren aged 10¿12 years, exploratory factor analysis and reliability and validity testing were run on a revised KIDS with data from 203 similar-aged schoolchildren. Results: The KIDS was reduced from 52 to 14 items, and a three-factor solution identified: ¿Personhood,¿ ¿Stigma,¿ and ¿Dementia Understanding.¿ A strong positive correlation with an adult measure of dementia attitudes (r = .76) and a moderate positive correlation with a child measure of attitudes towards older adults (r = .47) indicated good concurrent validity. Internal consistency of .83 indicated good reliability. Conclusion: Results support the use of KIDS as a tool to measure children's insight into dementia, and to evaluate dementia education initiatives targeting the youth.

Authors


  •   Baker, Jess (external author)
  •   Low, Lee-Fay (external author)
  •   Goodenough, Belinda J.
  •   Jeon, Yun-Hee (external author)
  •   Tsang, Ruby (external author)
  •   Bryden, Christine (external author)
  •   Hutchinson, Karen (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Baker, J. R., Low, L., Goodenough, B., Jeon, Y., Tsang, R. S. M., Bryden, C. & Hutchinson, K. (2018). The Kids Insight into Dementia Survey (KIDS): development and preliminary psychometric properties. Aging and Mental Health, 22 (8), 953-959.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85019036671

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=5710&context=smhpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/4684

Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 953

End Page


  • 959

Volume


  • 22

Issue


  • 8

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Objectives: Children may have a foundational role in efforts to raise community awareness about dementia. There is some qualitative work with children with a relative with dementia, but little work into the insights of children as general citizens without affected family. One issue is an absence of measurement tools; thus the study aimed to design and pilot a psychometrically sound self-report measure of dementia attitudes for children. Method: Using a multi-staged scale development process, stakeholder and expert input informed a 52-item Kids Insight into Dementia Survey (KIDS). After a pretest of KIDS with 21 Australian schoolchildren aged 10¿12 years, exploratory factor analysis and reliability and validity testing were run on a revised KIDS with data from 203 similar-aged schoolchildren. Results: The KIDS was reduced from 52 to 14 items, and a three-factor solution identified: ¿Personhood,¿ ¿Stigma,¿ and ¿Dementia Understanding.¿ A strong positive correlation with an adult measure of dementia attitudes (r = .76) and a moderate positive correlation with a child measure of attitudes towards older adults (r = .47) indicated good concurrent validity. Internal consistency of .83 indicated good reliability. Conclusion: Results support the use of KIDS as a tool to measure children's insight into dementia, and to evaluate dementia education initiatives targeting the youth.

Authors


  •   Baker, Jess (external author)
  •   Low, Lee-Fay (external author)
  •   Goodenough, Belinda J.
  •   Jeon, Yun-Hee (external author)
  •   Tsang, Ruby (external author)
  •   Bryden, Christine (external author)
  •   Hutchinson, Karen (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Baker, J. R., Low, L., Goodenough, B., Jeon, Y., Tsang, R. S. M., Bryden, C. & Hutchinson, K. (2018). The Kids Insight into Dementia Survey (KIDS): development and preliminary psychometric properties. Aging and Mental Health, 22 (8), 953-959.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85019036671

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=5710&context=smhpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/4684

Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 953

End Page


  • 959

Volume


  • 22

Issue


  • 8

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom