Psychosocial Assessment Tool 2.0_General: validity of a psychosocial risk screener in a pediatric kidney transplant sample

Pediatr Transplant. 2012 Feb;16(1):92-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-3046.2011.01620.x. Epub 2011 Dec 22.


To present the preliminary psychometric properties of the PAT2.0_GEN, a brief, caregiver completed screener of psychosocial for children who were recipients of kidney transplants. Caregivers of 45 children and adolescents with kidney transplants completed the PAT2.0_GEN and the PedsQL. Internal consistency and predictive validity of the PAT2.0 were examined. Internal consistency for the PAT2.0_GEN Total score was strong. Internal consistency for the PAT2.0_GEN subscales ranged from 0.31 to 0.82. Evidence supporting convergent validity was observed; higher PAT2.0_GEN scores were significantly associated with lower caregiver- and self-rated patient quality of life and poorer family communication. PAT2.0_GEN scores were also associated with an increased likelihood that a patient received or had been independently referred for psychological services within two yr of completing the PAT2.0_GEN. The PAT2.0_GEN Total score is a promising screening tool for psychosocial risk in the pediatric kidney transplant population.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Algorithms
  • Child
  • Communication
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Kidney Transplantation / methods*
  • Kidney Transplantation / psychology*
  • Male
  • Pediatrics / methods*
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Psychometrics / methods*
  • Quality of Life
  • Renal Insufficiency / psychology*
  • Renal Insufficiency / therapy
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Risk
  • Software