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Darouie A, Joulaie M, Zamiri Abdollahi F, McConkey Robbins A, Zarepour S, Ahmadi T. Developing the Persian Version of Infant-Toddler Meaningful Auditory Integration Scale. Iranian Rehabilitation Journal. 2019; 17 (1) :53-60
URL: http://irj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-879-en.html
1- Department of Speech Therapy, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- AVA Rehabilitation Center, Karaj, Iran.
3- Department of Audiology, School of Rehabilitation, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
4- Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indiana, USA.
Abstract:   (1277 Views)
Objectives: Infant-Toddler Meaningful Auditory Integration Scale (IT-MAIS) is a useful tool for the quantitative evaluation of auditory behaviors in different situations. The  present study  aimed to  develop the Persian version of IT-MAIS. 
Methods: There was 4 main steps in the translation and validation of the scale, as follows: forward translation, synthesis, backward translation, and expert committee discussion. Then, the final Persian version of the scale was analyzed in terms of reliability and validity. The scale was studied on the parents of 17 hearing impaired and 17 normal hearing children.
Results: There was a significant difference in the mean score of scale between hearing impaired and normal hearing children (P≤0.001). The internal consistency of the items was satisfactory. The Cronbach’s alpha for the overall score was 0.93. 
Discussion: This study suggested that IT-MAIS-F can be a reliable and valid tool for the evaluation of the auditory function of children. However, the sample size of the study was small. Thus, studies with larger sample sizes are recommended. In addition, test-retest reliability of the scale was not studied.
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Type of Study: Original Research Articles | Subject: Speech therapy
Received: 2018/09/13 | Accepted: 2019/01/8 | Published: 2019/03/1

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