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Validity and Reliability of the Arabic Version of Children’s Auditory Performance Scale


Background and Aim: Central auditory processing disorder (CAPD) is seen in a wide array of populations, including children and adults. CAPD is characterized by deficits in one or more auditory abilities, causes difficulties in auditory discrimination, temporal and binaural processing although hearing thresholds are in the normal range. Children’s auditory performance scale (CHAPS) is a screening instrument. This study examined the reliability and validity of the Arabic version of children’s auditory performance scale.
Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 50 healthy children were included. The children’s ages ranged from seven to nine years, and they passed the screening test using distortion product otoacoustic emissions before administering the scale in the translation process, the backtranslation method was used, in addition to the face validity procedure. Teachers fulfilled the questionnaire in the presence of an audiologist. After two weeks, the scale was re-administrated, and then the statistical analysis was done to examine the reliability and validity of Arabic version of CHAPS (CHAPS-AR).
Results: The internal consistency was examined with Cronbach’s α (α=0.997), for testretest reliability, Pearson›s (r) was examined (r=0.994) and when executing the face validity, five experts agreed that the CHAPS-AR has a clear structure, syntax and it is easy to understand and use.
Conclusion: The Arabic version of CHAPS can be considered a reliable and valid screening instrument for clinical and research use.

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Central auditory processing disorder screening children auditory Arabic validity

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Ghuzlan G, Mohsen SM. Validity and Reliability of the Arabic Version of Children’s Auditory Performance Scale. Aud Vestib Res. 2022;31(3):158-164.