Brief Behavioral Knowledge Questionnaire: Measuring Change in Caregiver’s Knowledge Following Participation in a Brief Behavioral Training

Karin Stern, Melissa L. González

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Abstract

Behavioral caregiver training programs are extensively used interventions, based on empirical research and applied concepts of behavior. As these interventions become more widespread in use across settings for various populations, the availability of efficient methods to evaluate program effectiveness is crucial. Currently, there is a lack of widely used and psychometrically sound measurement tools to assess change in caregivers’ knowledge of behavioral principles following participation in such training. In the current study, we assessed change in caregivers’ knowledge of behavioral principles following participation in a caregiver training based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. Twenty caregivers participated in the evaluation, which included pre- and post-Brief Behavioral Knowledge Questionnaire (BBKQ) completed before and after participation in a brief behavioral training (BBT). The measurement was found to have good internal consistency. Results also show that following participation in the BBT, caregivers’ initial knowledge of behavioral principles increased significantly. The results suggest that the BBKQ may be a useful tool in detecting changes in caregiver’s knowledge of behavior principles following BBT. Limitation and future directions are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-53
Number of pages19
JournalBehavioral Interventions
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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