The Observer Memory Questionnaire-parent form: Introducing a new measure of everyday memory for children
Linda M Gonzalez, Vicki A Anderson, Stephen J Wood, L Anne Mitchell, Liesl Heinrich, A Simon Harvey
JOURNAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2008
Relatively little research has focused on everyday memory function in childhood, possibly reflecting the limited number of measures available. This study introduces the Observer Memory Questionnaire-Parent Form (OMQ-PF), which assesses parental beliefs about their child's everyday memory. The OMQ-PF and a selection of neuropsychological measures were administered to a cohort of healthy children in Study 1 (n = 376; 5-16 years old) and a temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) group in Study 2 (n = 44; 6-16 years old). Study 1 found the OMQ-PF had sound internal consistency and was significantly correlated to a learning task. Study 2 found the TLE group was impaired on the OMQ-PF relative to the healthy..View full abstract
This research was Supported by grants from the Perpetual Foundation and the Murdoch Children's Research Institute. The authors have no conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise, to declare. The authors thank Dr Marie O'Shea for granting permission to modify the OMQ and giving access to her PhD study. Finally they thank the children and their parents who participated in this study.