Alisha Ohl, Cheryl Butler, Christina Carney, Erin Jarmel, Marissa Palmieri, Drew Pottheiser, Toniann Smith; Test–Retest Reliability of the Sensory Profile Caregiver Questionnaire. Am J Occup Ther 2012;66(4):483-487. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2012.003517.
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OBJECTIVE. We examined the test–retest reliability and internal consistency of the Sensory Profile Caregiver Questionnaire (SP).
METHOD. Fifty-five primary caregivers of children 36–72 mo old participated in the study. Participants completed the SP on two separate occasions 7–14 days apart. Participant data were analyzed using intraclass correlation coefficients (ICCs) and Cronbach’s α coefficients.
RESULTS. Test–retest reliability was good across quadrant scores (ICC[2, 1] = .80–.90) and moderate to good across factor (ICC[2, 1] = .69–.88) and section scores (ICC[2, 1] = .50–.87). Internal consistency was high across quadrant (αs = .89–.95) and factor scores (αs = .82–.93) and moderate to high across section scores (αs = .67–.93).
CONCLUSION. This study suggests the SP has acceptable test–retest reliability and internal consistency and supports the use of quadrant scores over factor and section scores to analyze children’s sensory processing patterns.
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