The Early Development Instrument: an evaluation of its five domains using Rasch analysis

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dc.contributor.author Curtin, Margaret
dc.contributor.author Browne, John P.
dc.contributor.author Staines, Anthony
dc.contributor.author Perry, Ivan J.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-22T15:47:36Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-22T15:47:36Z
dc.date.issued 2016-01-20
dc.identifier.citation Curtin, M., Browne, J., Staines, A. and Perry, I. J. (2016) 'The Early Development Instrument: an evaluation of its five domains using Rasch analysis', BMC Pediatrics, 16(1), pp. 10. doi:10.1186/s12887-016-0543-8. en
dc.identifier.volume 16 en
dc.identifier.issued 1 en
dc.identifier.startpage 10-1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 10-14 en
dc.identifier.issn 1471-2431
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/3673
dc.identifier.doi 10.1186/s12887-016-0543-8.
dc.description.abstract Background: Early childhood development is a multifaceted construct encompassing physical, social, emotional and intellectual competencies. The Early Development Instrument (EDI) is a population-level measure of five domains of early childhood development on which extensive psychometric testing has been conducted using traditional methods. This study builds on previous psychometric analysis by providing the first large-scale Rasch analysis of the EDI. The aim of the study was to perform a definitive analysis of the psychometric properties of the EDI domains within the Rasch paradigm. Methods: Data from a large EDI study conducted in a major Irish urban centre were used for the analysis. The unidimensional Rasch model was used to examine whether the EDI scales met the measurement requirement of invariance, allowing responses to be summated across items. Differential item functioning for gender was also analysed. Results: Data were available for 1344 children. All scales apart from the Physical Health and Well-Being scale reliably discriminated between children of different levels of ability. However, all the scales also had some misfitting items and problems with measuring higher levels of ability. Differential item functioning for gender was particularly evident in the emotional maturity scale with almost one-third of items (9 out of 30) on this scale biased in favour of girls. Conclusion: The study points to a number of areas where the EDI could be improved. en
dc.description.sponsorship Health Research Board, Ireland (Grant number PHD/2007/16 as part of the PhD Scholars Programme in Health Service Research) en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher BioMed Central en
dc.rights © 2016 Curtin et al. Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated. en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ en
dc.subject Rasch analysis en
dc.subject Early childhood development en
dc.subject The Early Development Instrument en
dc.subject Competencies en
dc.title The Early Development Instrument: an evaluation of its five domains using Rasch analysis en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Margaret Curtin, Nursing & Midwifery, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: m.curtin@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2017-02-22T15:41:44Z
dc.description.version Published Version en
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dc.contributor.funder Health Research Board en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle BMC Pediatrics en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress m.curtin@ucc.ie en


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