Instruction of Persian version of “the needs of hearing-impaired children’s parents in auditory-verbal approach” questionnaire and determining its validity and reliability

  • Nazanin Eyalati Department of Rehabilitation Management, School of Rehabilitation, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
  • Zahra Jafari Mail Rehabilitation Research Center, Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Hassan Ashayeri Rehabilitation Research Center, Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Mohammad Kamali Department of Rehabilitation Management, School of Rehabilitation, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
  • Masoud Salehi Department of Biostatistics, School of Management and Medical Information, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Keywords:
Auditory-verbal approach, hearing-impaired children, parents, needs, validity, reliability

Abstract

Background and Aim: Concerning the important role of parents of hearing-impaired children in auditory-verbal therapy, this study mainly focused on preparing a Persian version of the “Parental needs questionnaire” and analyzing its validity and reliability.
Methods: First, the original English version of the questionnaire “the needs of hearing-impaired Children’s Parents in Auditory-Verbal Therapy” translated to Persian, based on the approved translation protocol of International Quality of Life Assessment by world health organization. Then, the Persian version presented to seven experts for validating the content and their feedbacks were applied into the questionnaire. Finally, the questionnaire presented to parents of 51 hearing-impaired children who attend in auditory-verbal therapy, and the collected results were analyzed statistically.
Results: The overall mean of content validity index in 32 items of the questionnaire was 0.87. The overall Cronbach’s alpha of this questionnaire was 0.86 in the test and 0.99 in the re-test phases.
Conclusion: Based on the obtained results, the Persian version of the questionnaire has a satisfactory content validity and reliability and could be used in clinics and medical centers for analysis of parental needs.

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Published
2017-07-31
How to Cite
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Eyalati N, Jafari Z, Ashayeri H, Kamali M, Salehi M. Instruction of Persian version of “the needs of hearing-impaired children’s parents in auditory-verbal approach” questionnaire and determining its validity and reliability. Aud Vestib Res. 22(4):16-27.
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