Impact of the protection and advocacy subscale on the factorial validity of the supports intensity scale-adult version

Karrie A. Shogren, Hyojeong Seo, Michael L. Wehmeyer, James R. Thompson, Todd D. Little

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Abstract

The Supports Intensity Scale-Adult Version is a standardized assessment of support needs. This study examined the factorial validity of the standardized portion of the scale, finding that the six-factor model (Home Living, Community Living, Lifelong Learning, Employment, Health and Safety, Social Activities) demonstrated good fit, and that the inclusion of the Protection and Advocacy Scale did not affect fit and contributed unique information. Age and gender impacted intensity of support needs, with those of transition age and in late adulthood having the highest intensities. Gender also impacted support needs, but in fewer instances. Implications for future research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-64
Number of pages17
JournalAmerican Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Volume121
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2016

Keywords

  • Factorial validity
  • Personal factors
  • Support need assessment

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