The development and field test of a Mealtime Interaction Clinical Observation Tool: a pilot study and clinical research portfolio

Poupart, Alison (2016) The development and field test of a Mealtime Interaction Clinical Observation Tool: a pilot study and clinical research portfolio. D Clin Psy thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

Objective:
The purpose of this study was to develop and test psychometric properties of a Mealtime Interaction Clinical Observation Tool (MICOT) that could be used to facilitate assessment and behavioural intervention in childhood feeding difficulties.
Methods:
Thematic analysis of four focus groups with feeding and behaviour experts identified the content and structure of the MICOT. Following refinement, inter-rater reliability was tested between three healthcare professionals.
Results:
Six themes were identified for the MICOT, which utilises a traffic-light system to identify areas of strength and areas for intervention. Despite poor inter-rater reliability, for which a number of reasons are postulated, some correlation between psychologists’ ratings was evident. Healthcare professionals liked the tool and reported that it could have good clinical utility.
Conclusion:
The study provides a promising first version of a clinical observation tool that facilitates assessment and behavioural intervention in childhood feeding difficulties.

Item Type: Thesis (D Clin Psy)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: paediatrics, feeding difficulties, tool development.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
Colleges/Schools: College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Supervisor's Name: Jackson, Dr. Alison
Date of Award: 2016
Depositing User: Mrs Alison Poupart
Unique ID: glathesis:2016-7593
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2016 14:59
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2016 12:37
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/7593

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