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De Sociale InformatieVerwerkingsTest ‘SIVT’ biedt inzicht in individuele verschillen in sociale informatieverwerking van kinderen en adolescenten met gedragsproblemen

The social information processing test SIVT provides insight into individual differences in social information processing by children and adolescents with behaviour problems

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De Sociale InformatieVerwerkingsTest ‘SIVT’ is een interactief, digitaal diagnostisch instrument dat inzicht geeft in de sociaal-cognitieve functies in relatie tot gedragsproblemen bij kinderen en adolescenten. Deze studie onderzocht de psychometrische waarden van het instrument om de bruikbaarheid in de praktijk van zorgverlening te kunnen onderbouwen. Er werden 187 kinderen (8–12 jaar, M = 10,96; 42 % meisje) en 224 adolescenten (13–17 jaar, M = 15,20; 46 % meisje) geïncludeerd variërend in gedragsproblemen en met een licht verstandelijke beperking of een normaalbegaafd niveau. In een aanvullend normonderzoek namen 232 kinderen (M = 10,93; 47 % meisje) en 242 adolescenten (M = 15,17; 52 % meisje) deel vanuit de Nederlandse jeugdpopulatie. De resultaten wijzen op een adequate en goede interne consistentie, interbeoordelaarsbetrouwbaarheid, inhoudsvaliditeit en criteriumvaliditeit voor de kinder- en adolescentenversie van de SIVT. Enkele voorbeelden concretiseren hoe individuele SIVT-scores kunnen worden geïnterpreteerd in samenhang met elkaar en in relatie tot gedrag. In deze studie wordt de bruikbaarheid van de SIVT onderbouwd en worden handvatten gegeven voor het gebruik van SIVT-scores binnen individuele verklarende en handelingsgerichte diagnostiek met aanwijzingen voor begeleiding en behandeling.

Abstract

The Social Information Processing (SIP) test (called SIVT in Dutch) is an interactive, digital, diagnostic instrument developed for the understanding of social-cognitive processes in children and adolescents with behaviour problems. The current study presents the psychometric properties of the SIVT for internal consistency, inter-rater reliability, content validity and criterion validity, and provides insight into individual scores for diagnostic interpretation.

The main study included 187 children (aged 8–12, mean age = 10.96; 42% female) and 224 adolescents (aged 13–17, mean age = 15.20; 46% female) ranging from mild intellectual disability to borderline or average intellectual functioning. A second study investigating norm scores included 232 children (mean age = 10.93, 47% female) and 242 adolescents (mean age = 15.17, 52% female) from the general Dutch population.

Results showed adequate and good values for reliability and validity in the child and adolescent versions of the SIVT. Several results are discussed, and the interpretation of individual scores, the integration between SIP steps and relations with behaviour are explained. This study thereby provides new insights and guidelines for individualised care in diagnostics, guidance and treatment.

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Dit onderzoek werd uitgevoerd binnen het Consortium SIVT, bestaande uit: Ambiq, De Hondsberg/Koraal, ’s Heeren Loo, Pluryn, LKC LVB en de VU Amsterdam. Onze grote dank gaat uit naar Cor Stoof, Elmar Wiedemeijer, Melvin Roest en Jacob van de Velde voor de ontwikkeling van de eerste software, aan Gerdien Woensdregt, Bianca van Tilburg en Nadine Slotboom voor het hoofdonderzoek en aan Hogrefe Uitgevers BV Amsterdam voor de huidige digitale versie van de test en het normonderzoek.

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van Rest, M.M., Vriens, A., Matthys, W. et al. De Sociale InformatieVerwerkingsTest ‘SIVT’ biedt inzicht in individuele verschillen in sociale informatieverwerking van kinderen en adolescenten met gedragsproblemen. Kind Adolesc 41, 122–140 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12453-019-00227-2

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  • sociale informatieverwerking
  • gedragsproblemen
  • instrument

Keywords

  • social information processing
  • behaviour problems
  • instrument