UCL logo

UCL Discovery

UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

Validity and reliability of the 'Ten Questions' questionnaire for detecting moderate to severe neurological impairment in children aged 6-9 years in rural Kenya

Mung'ala-Odera, V; Meehan, R; Njuguna, P; Mturi, N; Alcock, K; Carter, JA; Newton, CR; (2004) Validity and reliability of the 'Ten Questions' questionnaire for detecting moderate to severe neurological impairment in children aged 6-9 years in rural Kenya. NEUROEPIDEMIOLOGY , 23 (1-2) pp. 67-72.

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The 'Ten Questions' Questionnaire (TQQ) is used to detect severe neurological impairment in children living in resource-poor countries. Its usefulness has been established in Asia and the Caribbean, but there are a few published studies from Africa. We evaluated the TQQ as part of a larger study of neurological impairment in a rural community, on the coast of Kenya. METHODS: The study was conducted in two phases from June 2001 to May 2002; in phase one, a community household screening of 10,218 children aged 6-9 years using the TQQ was performed. Phase two involved a comprehensive clinical and psychological assessment of all children testing positive on the TQQ (n = 810) and an equivalent number of those testing negative (n = 766). Data were interpreted using the impairment-specific approach. RESULTS: Overall, the sensitivity rates for screening the different impairments were: cognitive (70.0%), motor (71.4%), epilepsy (100%), hearing (87.4%) and visual (77.8%). All the specificity rates were greater than 96%. However, the positive predictive values were low, and ranged from 11 to 33%. CONCLUSIONS: These results are similar to those from other continents and provide evidence that the TQQ can be used to compare the epidemiology of moderate/severe impairment in different parts of the world. Furthermore, the TQQ can be used to screen for moderately/severely impaired children in resource-poor countries; however, the low positive predictive values mean that other assessments are required for confirmation

Type: Article
Title: Validity and reliability of the 'Ten Questions' questionnaire for detecting moderate to severe neurological impairment in children aged 6-9 years in rural Kenya
Additional information: DA - 20040123 IS - 0251-5350 LA - eng PT - Journal Article PT - Validation Studies SB - IM
Keywords: 11, A, AFRICA, Aged, ALL, AND, ARTICLE, Asia, assessment, CHILDREN, CLINICAL, cognitive, DIAGNOSIS, Epidemiology, Epilepsy, FEMALE, FOR, hearing, Human, IM, IMPAIRMENT, IS, JOURNAL, Kenya, LA, Low, Male, Mass Screening, METHODS, N, Nervous System Diseases, neurological, Neuropsychological Tests, NUMBER, OF, Other, Predictive Value of Tests, PUBLISHED, QTR 1: Aged, QTR1:Child, QUESTIONNAIRE, Questionnaires, RATES, RELIABILITY, Reproducibility of Results, Research, Result, Rural Population, SCREENING, Severity of Illness Index, Support, Non-U.S.Gov't, THE, VALIDATION, Visual
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health > ICH Developmental Neurosciences Prog
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/181275
Downloads since deposit
0Downloads
Download activity - last month
Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads by country - last 12 months

Archive Staff Only

View Item View Item