Psychometric profile of the Ages and Stages Questionnaires, Japanese translation

Hidetoshi Mezawa, Sayaka Aoki, Shoji F. Nakayama, Hiroshi Nitta, Natsuha Ikeda, Keiko Kato, Satoshi Tamai, Makoto Takekoh, Masafumi Sanefuji, Shouichi Ohga, Masako Oda, Hiroshi Mitsubuchi, Ayako Senju, Koichi Kusuhara, Mari Kuwajima, Tatsuya Koeda, Yukihiro Ohya, Keiji Hashimoto

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Background: This study assessed the psychometric profile of 10 questionnaires (every 6 months, from 6 to 60 months) from the Japanese translation of the Ages and Stages Questionnaires, third edition (J-ASQ-3). Methods: Data from 439 children in a birth cohort were used to identify the J-ASQ-3 score distribution, establish cut-off scores, and calculate the instrument's internal consistency. Data were also collected from 491 outpatients to examine J-ASQ-3 test–retest reliability and concurrent validity, which was examined using the Kyoto Scale of Psychological Development (KSPD) and the Japanese version of the Denver Developmental Screening Test II (J-Denver II). Both the original and the alternative screening criteria of the ASQ-3 were used (failure in at least one and at least two domains, respectively). Results: Cronbach's alpha for each J-ASQ-3 subscale on each questionnaire ranged from 0.45 to 0.89. Test–retest reliability was >0.75 for the subscales on almost all questionnaires. Concurrent validity was also adequate. In comparison with the screening results of the KSPD, the overall sensitivity and specificity were 96.0% and 48.8%, respectively, when the ASQ-3 original criterion was used, and 92.1% and 74.9%, respectively, when the alternative criterion was used. In comparison with the screening results of the J-Denver II, the overall sensitivity and specificity were 75.6% and 74.7%, respectively, when the ASQ-3 original criterion was used, and 56.3% and 93.0%, respectively, when the alternative criterion was used. Conclusions: This study quantified the psychometric profiles of the Japanese translations of 10 ASQ-3 questionnaires. We demonstrated the validity of the J-ASQ-3 and determined new cut-off scores. Further studies with larger samples from a greater range of locations are required to clarify the suitability of this tool for all Japanese children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1086-1095
Number of pages10
JournalPediatrics International
Volume61
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2019

    Fingerprint

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

Cite this

Mezawa, H., Aoki, S., Nakayama, S. F., Nitta, H., Ikeda, N., Kato, K., ... Hashimoto, K. (2019). Psychometric profile of the Ages and Stages Questionnaires, Japanese translation. Pediatrics International, 61(11), 1086-1095. https://doi.org/10.1111/ped.13990