The Pediatric Outcome Questionnaire: Considerations Regarding a Promising Pediatric Outcome Measure
Mondragon, Sasha; Baldwin, Scott; South Mikle;
To our knowledge, the Preschool Outcome Questionnaire (POQ) is the only existing measure developed specifically to track treatment progress over time in preschool-aged children. We examined the factor structure of the POQ using an exploratory factor analysis and conclude that the POQ is an essential first step toward effective measurement of treatment outcome in young children. However, we suggest a revision of POQ items in order to provide greater cohesion and reliability without sacrificing the effective elements of the measure.