Notes from the field: Results from the Parent Acceptance of Pediatric Integrated Care Survey

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Journal of Primary Care and Community Health


Objective: To collect data and gain an understanding of parental satisfaction with and attitudes toward treatment in a pediatric integrated primary care (IPC) model. Data Sources: Primary data were collected across the United States over the course of a few months. Study Design: The 35-item, Parent Acceptance of Pediatric Integrated Care Survey (PAPICS) was developed by a panel of IPC experts. The survey was then distributed through the Qualtrics Panels Service with recruited participants (i.e., parents with children under 18-years-old) receiving a $4.00 incentive for their involvement. Data Collection/Extraction Methods: A single exploratory factor analysis was performed along with four factor retention tests and clinical judgment to guide factor selection. A 5-factor structure was selected. Principal Findings: Parents reported a high level of comfort with an IPC model and a favorable attitude toward child therapy, with some concerns regarding psychological stigma and privacy. Notable variation in parents’ beliefs regarding one-on-one psychological service delivery were observed. Conclusions: Results provided evidence for parental openness to an IPC model. Findings also highlighted potential fundamental misunderstandings regarding evidence-based psychological treatment methods for children and adolescents.

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