Behavioral Pediatrics Feeding Assessment Scale in Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder: Psychometrics and Associations With Child and Parent Variables.
|Title||Behavioral Pediatrics Feeding Assessment Scale in Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder: Psychometrics and Associations With Child and Parent Variables.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Allen SL, Smith IM, Duku E, Vaillancourt T, Szatmari P, Bryson S, Fombonne E, Volden J, Waddell C, Zwaigenbaum L, Roberts W, Mirenda P, Bennett T, Elsabbagh M, Georgiades S|
|Journal||J Pediatr Psychol|
|Date Published||2015 Jul|
|Keywords||Autism Spectrum Disorder, Autistic Disorder, Child Development Disorders, Pervasive, Child, Preschool, Factor Analysis, Statistical, Feeding and Eating Disorders of Childhood, Feeding Behavior, Female, Humans, Longitudinal Studies, Male, Parenting, Parents, Pediatrics, Psychometrics, Reproducibility of Results, Surveys and Questionnaires|
OBJECTIVE: The factor structure and validity of the Behavioral Pediatrics Feeding Assessment Scale (BPFAS; Crist & Napier-Phillips, 2001) were examined in preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).METHODS: Confirmatory factor analysis was used to examine the original BPFAS five-factor model, the fit of each latent variable, and a rival one-factor model. None of the models was adequate, thus a categorical exploratory factor analysis (CEFA) was conducted. Correlations were used to examine relations between the BPFAS and concurrent variables of interest.RESULTS: The CEFA identified an acceptable three-factor model. Correlational analyses indicated that feeding problems were positively related to parent-reported autism symptoms, behavior problems, sleep problems, and parenting stress, but largely unrelated to performance-based indices of autism symptom severity, language, and cognitive abilities, as well as child age.CONCLUSION: These results provide evidence supporting the use of the identified BPFAS three-factor model for samples of young children with ASD.
|Alternate Journal||J Pediatr Psychol|
|PubMed Central ID||PMC4469918|
|Grant List||/ / Canadian Institutes of Health Research / Canada|