Content Validity of the Parentship Protocol: A Multidimensional Intervention for Parents of Adolescents with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder

Batel Wachspress*, Adina Maeir, Tal Mazor-Karsenty

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Abstract

The Parentship protocol is a short-term intervention program in occupational therapy for parents of adolescents with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (HFASD). Its purpose is to promote parental resilience and enhance adolescents’ participation in daily life. Aims: To explore and analyze the perceptions of occupational therapists and parents of individuals with HFASD, regarding the content of the protocol and its theoretical framework. Methods: Implementation of a phenomenological qualitative approach using two focus groups (six occupational therapists and five parents). A transcript-based analysis was used for analyzing the data. Results: The degree of agreement regarding the potential purposes and contents of the protocol was high. In addition, nine themes were raised and led to changes and additions in the protocol. Conclusions: The study provided support for content validity and acceptability of the Parentship protocol. Future research should test the feasibility of this new intervention program.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)373-387
Number of pages15
JournalPhysical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics
Volume39
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 4 Jul 2019

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Keywords

  • Content validity
  • adolescents
  • focus groups
  • high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (HFASD)
  • parent coaching
  • qualitative research

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