Pilot Evaluation of the Biopsychosocial Screening Inventory for Fragile X Syndrome (BIPSSI-FX) with an Extended African American Family

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Peer Reviewed


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NLM Title Abbreviation

J Theory Construct Test

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Theory Construction & Testing


This study examined the internal consistency, test-retest reliability, and concurrent validity of a parent-screening tool for Fragile X Syndrome (FXS). A mixed methods design guided this investigation of African American primary caregiv- ers and children. Three subscales (developmental milestones, social-behavioral and cognitive) of the Biopsychosocial Screening Inventory for Fragile X Syndrome (BIPSSTFX) produced the most acceptable indices of reliability and validity. A multidimensional FXS-specific parent response tool may facilitate the early identification of FXS among at-risk children.


Blacks -- United States, Fragile X Syndrome, Instrument Validation, Human, Scales, Constant Comparative Method, Test-Retest Reliability, Concurrent Validity, Fragile X Syndrome -- Epidemiology, Fragile X Syndrome -- Physiopathology, Fragile X Syndrome -- Symptoms, Fragile X Syndrome -- Prevention and Control, Descriptive Research, Descriptive Statistics, Repeated Measures, Infant, Child, Preschool, Child, Adolescence, Nonprobability Sample, Purposive Sample, Questionnaires, Child Development -- Evaluation, Readability -- Evaluation, Child Behavior Checklist, Coefficient Alpha, Pearson's Correlation Coefficient, Child Behavior -- Evaluation, Pilot Studies, Risk Assessment, United States, Fragile X Syndrome -- Diagnosis, Multimethod Studies, Funding Source

Published Article/Book Citation

Journal of Theory Construction & Testing, 16:1 (2012) pp.22-28.

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