The Spanish family quality of life scales under and over 18 years old: Psychometric properties and families’ perceptions
EntityUAM. Departamento de Psicología Evolutiva y de la Educación
PublisherMDPI, Basel, Switzerland
10.3390/ijerph17217808International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17.21 (2020): 78008
ISSN1661-7827 (print); 1660-4601 (online)
Funded byThis research was funded by Plena Inclusión (Confederación Española de Organizaciones en favor de las Personas con Discapacidad Intelectual). And the APC was funded by School of Psychology, Education and Sport Sciences Blanquerna, Ramon Llull University
SubjectsCdVF-ER > 18; Family Quality of Life; Family Quality of Life Scale; Intellectual and developmental disabilities; Measure; Spanish Family Quality of Life Scales; CdVF-ER < 18; Educación
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Background: Family quality of life (FQoL), just like individual quality of life, has become a priority outcome in the policies and services received by persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their families. Conceptualizing, measuring, and theorizing FQoL has been the object of investigation in recent decades. The goal of this paper is to present a revision of the Spanish Family Quality of Life Scales, the CdVF-E < 18 and the CdVF-E >18, and describe the FQoL of Spanish families with a member with IDD. Methods: The sample included a total of 548 families with a member under 18 years old and 657 families with a member over 18. Based on an Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) firstly and a Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) secondly, the two scales’ psychometric properties were explored. Results: The CdVF-ER < 18 and the CdVF-ER > 18 comprise 5 dimensions, containing 35 and 32 items, respectively, and they show good validity and reliability. The families obtained a high FQoL score, although some differences exist between the dimensions on which families with children under and over 18 score highest and lowest. Conclusion: The characteristics of the revised scales facilitate their use by professionals, administrations, and services.
Google Scholar:Balcells-Balcells, Anna - Mas, Joana M. - Baqués, Natasha - Simón, Cecilia - García-Ventura, Simón
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