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Evaluating the use of a population measure of child development in the Healthy Child Programme Two Year Review

Kendall, Sally, Nash, Avril, Braun, Andreas, Bastug, Gonca, Rougeaux, Emeline, Bedford, Helen (2014) Evaluating the use of a population measure of child development in the Healthy Child Programme Two Year Review. Children's Policy Research Unit, 134 pp. (KAR id:54584)

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Aims and Objectives

improved outcomes for children and their families.

To explore the acceptability and understanding of the ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE as measures of child development as part of the Healthy Child Programme two year review among health


2. To investigate parents’ understanding of ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE used as part of the 2 year review.

4. To investigate health professionals’ understanding of ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE as part of the two year review.

Four study sites known to be currently using ASQ-3 as part of the HCP two year review were selected to reflect differences in geography and in socio-demographic characteristics of the


? In general, most parents and HPs accepted the ASQ-3 as a measure that provides useful information about a child’s development at two years.

? Parents enjoyed and found it valuable to observe their own child and make their own observations prior to an assessment visit either in a clinic or at home.

? There was wide variation both across and within the areas studied as to how the ASQ-3 was used (home, clinic, with parents, put to one side, scored differently, health visitor or community nursery nurse, referrals and re-reviews etc.)

? There was some evidence of confusion about the purpose of the ASQ-3, namely whether it was for screening developmental delay or for use as an assessment tool.

? There was evidence of misunderstanding of the scoring of the ASQ-3, potentially leading to over- or under- reporting of developmental delay.

? There was some evidence of variation in practice in making referrals for speech and language or paediatric assessment.

Item Type: Research report (external)
Uncontrolled keywords: child development
Subjects: R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Sally Kendall
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2016 16:55 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2020 03:07 UTC
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