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evaluation focusScreen-Based Media Use
applicable ages36-63 months; 3-5 years
availabilityFREE download through the library
additional materialsScreenQ – Conceptual Model
The ScreenQ is an instrument that can be used to measure screen-based media use. The measure was developed to reflect American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations around screen-based media use and is scored on a scale of high to low adherence to these recommendations.
Types of AAP Recommendations:
- Access to Screens
4 External Criteria:
- Expressive Language
- Speed of Professing
- Emergent Literacy
- Cognitive Stimulation
Administration Format: parent report
Reliability and Validity:
- Psychometric properties assessed using Rasch methods and Spearman’s ρ correlations were found to be strong (rCo-α = 0.74).
- ScreenQ scores were negatively correlated with scores on several other metrics, including:
- CTOPP-2 (Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing, Second Edition): rρ = −0.57
- EVT-2 (Expressive Vocabulary Test, Second Edition): rρ = −0.45
- GRTR (Get Ready to Read!): rρ = −0.30
- StimQ-P: rρ = −0.42
Source: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32050256 (Hutton 2020)
supporting literatureHutton, J.S., Huang, G., Sahay, R.D., DeWitt, T., Ittenbach, R.F. (2020) A Novel, Composite Measure of Screen-Based Media Use in Young Children (ScreenQ) and Associations with Parenting Practices and Cognitive Abilities. Pediatric Research, 87, 1211-1218.
PDF: ScreenQ – 1 – Hutton 2020
Monteiro, R., Fernandes, S., Hutton, J., Huang, G., Ittenbach, R.I., Rocha, N.B. (2022) Psychometric Properties of the ScreenQ for Measuring Digital Media Use in Portuguese Young Children. Acta Paediatrica, 111(10), 1950-1955.
PDF: ScreenQ – 2 – Monterio 2022
Aryamvally, A. (2018) ScreenQ: An Efficient, Valid Means to Assess Screen-based Media Use in Children. Medindia: News on IT in Healthcare.
PDF: ScreenQ – 3 – Aryamvally 2018
referenced articlesA Novel, Composite Measure of Screen-Based Media Use in Young Children (ScreenQ) and Associations with Parenting Practices and Cognitive Abilities
Associations Between Screen-Based Media Use and Brain White Matter Integrity in Preschool-Aged Children
Randomized Trial of a Mobile App Introduced During Well-Visits to Enhance Guidance for Reading with Young Children