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Assessment Tools: Pediatric Volitional Questionnaire PVQ

The assessment tool collection encompasses all assessments that are used in medical rehabilitation with a primary focus on physical therapy and occupational therapy.

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Pediatric Volitional Questionnaire PVQ [Version 2.1]

Author: Semonti Basu, Ana Kafkes, Rebecca Schatz, Anne Kiraly, and Gary Kielhofner

Summary: The Pediatric Volitional Questionnaire (PVQ) is an observational assessment tool that examines a child's motivation and is based on the Model of Human Occupation (MOHO). By systematically capturing how a child reacts to and acts within his/her environment, the PVQ provides insight into a child's inner motives and information about how the environment enhances or attenuates volition.

Format:  ii, 3-66 leaves ; 30 cm

Library Record:  Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library Reserves WB 555 B327p 2008 ATOOLS 

Population: all children 2 to 7 years of age 
Equipment:     PDF document purchased and printed from publisher's website 

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Determine Validity and Reliability    
To determine validity and reliability of this test copy and paste the search string into a PubMed (U of M faculty, students and affiliated users use this PubMed link):

("cognitive performance test") AND ((((("Reproducibility of Results"[Mesh]) OR "Sensitivity and Specificity"[Mesh])) OR (reliabl* OR valid*)) OR (sensitiv* AND specif*)) 

To search the validity and reliability in CINAHL copy and paste this search string into CINAHL (U of M faculty, students and affiliated users only)

(("cognitive performance test”) OR (IN cognitive performance test)) AND (( (MH "Reliability and Validity+") OR (MH "Measurement Issues and Assessments+") OR (MH "Predictive Validity") OR (MH "Sensitivity and Specificity") ) OR ( reliabil* OR valid* ) OR ( sensitivity and specificity ))

Use Policy

The Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library will provide assessment tools and outcome measures for loan to faculty, students and staff of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) with a valid University of Manitoba (U of M) Library ID. If you qualify to borrow a tool you will need to fill out and present this form to the NJMHSL Circulation staff.


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