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Submitted: 07 April 2014 Modified: 04 May 2017
HERDIN Record #: NCR-TMC-14040716333830

The use of Filipino parents' evaluation of developmental status (PEDS) among children aged 0-8 years old.

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OBJECTIVE: To elicit the developmental concerns of parents of children aged 0-8 years using the Filipino Parents Evaluation of Developmental Status (PEDS) questionnaire. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study METHOD: The first phase was questionnaire development. The second phase was validation and administration of the questionnaire to parents of children 0-8 years seeking consult in two local health centers in urban cities. Parents were asked to accomplish the Filipino PEDS questionnaire. RESULTS: The Filipino PEDS questionnaire underwent several revisions until the most acceptable version was obtained. A total of 318 respondents were included with a mean age of 4.5 years. The majority of respondents were mothers (82.7%), high school graduates, married with 1-2 children. Among the respondents' children, 48 (15%) were classified as Path A (high risk), 54 (17%) were classified as Path B (moderate risk), 64 (20%) were classified as Path C (low risk) and 152 (48%) were classified as Path E (no concerns). Majority (41.5%) had concerns about their child's behavior. About 97% of the respondents found the PEDS easy to use and 96% found it helpful. In testing for reliability, a Cronbach's alpha value of 0.8 was obtained. CONCLUSION: The Filipino PEDS is a valid and reliable screening tool in eliciting parental concerns. The frequency of concerns in this study is similar to those of the studies done locally and abroad.

Publication Type
Research Report
April 7, 2009-April 7, 2014


To elicit the developmental concerns of parents of children aged 0-8 years using the Filipino Parents Evaluation of Developmental Status (PEDS) questionnaire.

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