Clinical note: Validation of the Swedish version of the Parents’ Evaluation of Aural/Oral Performance of Children (PEACH) Rating Scale for normal hearing infants and children.
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Objective: The aims of the present pilot study were to translate the PEACH Rating Scale into Swedish, examine the preliminary psychometric properties of this translation, and explore the association between age and the reported outcome. Study design: Responses on the PEACH Rating Scale were collected for 27 families with children aged six to 50 months of age (mean = 18.3 months; standard deviation, SD = 13.1 months). Results: The Swedish translation demonstrates high internal consistency, indicating that all items measure the same construct and the corrected item-total correlations also suggest that each item contributes logically to the scale. The total scores increase rapidly with increasing age until about 20 months after which the score increase tails off and is asymptotic beyond 50 months of age. Conclusions: Parental responses from the Swedish translation show psychometric characteristics similar to those previously reported and this version shows a similar relationship between total score on the scale and age, as found in previous studies.
|Hearing, Balance and Communication
|Udgivet - 2014