Research Article  |   January 2017
Psychometric Properties of the Parents as Partners in Intervention (PAPI) Questionnaires
Author Affiliations
  • Amiya Waldman-Levi, PhD, OTR/L, is Adjunct Lecturer, Occupational Therapy Program, School of Health and Natural Sciences, Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY, and Fellow Researcher, Research Institute for Health and Medical Professions, Ono Academic College, Kiryat Ono, Israel; awaldmanlevi@mercy.edu
  • Idit Hirsch, MsC, OT, is Senior Occupational Therapist‬‬‬, Maccabi Healthcare Services, Child Development Center, Jerusalem, Israel‬
  • Galia Gutwillig, MsC, OT, is Director of Occupational Therapy Services, Sharon Shomron County, Clalit Health Services, Netanya, Israel
  • Shula Parush, PhD, OT, is Professor, School of Occupational Therapy of Hadassah and the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
Article Information
Assessment Development and Testing / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Children and Youth
Research Article   |   January 2017
Psychometric Properties of the Parents as Partners in Intervention (PAPI) Questionnaires
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, January 2017, Vol. 71, 7102220020p1-7102220020p8. doi:10.5014/ajot.2017.020289
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, January 2017, Vol. 71, 7102220020p1-7102220020p8. doi:10.5014/ajot.2017.020289
Abstract

This article describes two studies that focused on parents’ expectations and satisfaction with occupational therapy intervention for their children (N = 208). The first study determined the psychometric properties of the Parents as Partners in Intervention (PAPI) Questionnaire set (n = 146). The 2nd study examined parental expectations, satisfaction, and perception of their child’s functional gains from individual- (n = 30 parents) and group- (n = 32 parents) based interventions. Overall, the results of these studies further support the PAPI Questionnaire set's validity and reliability and suggest that parents’ expectations are high and not necessarily in line with their actual satisfaction with the outcomes of their child’s intervention and functional gains.