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TAVARES, Luis Filipe F.A.; MOGRABI, Daniel C.  and  LANDEIRA-FERNANDEZ, Jesus. Item analysis of the Ages and Stages Questionnaires Brazilian version for public day care centers in Rio de Janeiro. Rev. psicopedag. [online]. 2015, vol.32, n.99, pp. 314-325. ISSN 0103-8486.

The Ages & Stages Questionnaire Third Edition in the Portuguese-BR translation (ASQ3-BR) is a screening test used to evaluate the development of children in pre-school age (8-60 months), having been used by the Department of Education of Rio de Janeiro as a tool to assess the quality of care in public kindergartens. In this study, the results obtained in the tests between 2010 and 2012, for 124. 292 children in 468 public kindergartens in the city of Rio de Janeiro, were assessed for internal consistency of the results for the six items of each of the 5 domains ASQ3-BR for each of the 16 age groups established by the instrument. Although ASQ3-BR went through back translation and cultural adaptation to ensure the adaptation of the test to the Brazilian culture, coefficients of "Cronbach's alpha" below 0.7 and the "Item-Total correlations" below 0.3 identified relevant items to be analyzed and discussed. The results indicated that although the ASQ 3-BR is a good tool to evaluate the development of children in preschool, its reliability can be improved with some adaptations considering specific procedures at these nurseries

Keywords : Child development; Psychometrics; Child, preschool; Questionnaires.

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