Behavioral Pediatrics Feeding Assessment Scale in Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder: Psychometrics and Associations With Child and Parent Variables.

TitleBehavioral Pediatrics Feeding Assessment Scale in Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder: Psychometrics and Associations With Child and Parent Variables.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsAllen 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
JournalJ Pediatr Psychol
Volume40
Issue6
Pagination581-90
Date Published2015 Jul
ISSN1465-735X
KeywordsAutism 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
Abstract

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.

DOI10.1093/jpepsy/jsv006
Alternate JournalJ Pediatr Psychol
PubMed ID25725217
PubMed Central IDPMC4469918
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