Cross-cultural adaptation of the Arabic version of Self-Care Domain of Child Engagement in Daily Life and Ease of Caregiving for Children measures
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PURPOSE: To cross-culturally adapt the Self-Care Domain of Child Engagement in Daily Life and the Ease of Caregiving for Children to Arabic language and Saudi culture and to examine the reliability of the Arabic version of both measures. METHODS: A modified cross-cultural adaptation procedure was employed. A total 36 children with cerebral palsy (aged 1.5-11 years) and their parents participated in the pilot and final testing steps. A committee of 7 stakeholders evaluated cross-cultural equivalence of both measures. Cronbach's alpha, intra-class correlation coefficient, and minimal detectable change were used to establish internal consistency, test-retest reliability, and distribution-based index, respectively. RESULTS: Minor linguistic, not cultural, adaptations were made in the Arabic version of both measures. Conceptual, item, semantic, and operational types of equivalences were supported. The Arabic version of Self-Care Domain of Child Engagement in Daily Life and Ease of Caregiving for Children demonstrated high internal consistency (0.97 and 0.91, respectively), excellent test-retest reliability (0.99 and 0.96, respectively), and appropriate minimal detectable change values (0.29, 0.43, respectively). CONCLUSIONS: The Arabic version of Self-Care Domain of Child Engagement in Daily Life and Ease of Caregiving for Children are reliable and culturally appropriate for use with parents of children with cerebral palsy in Saudi Arabia.
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