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Research Paper | Physiotherapy | India | Volume 8 Issue 11, November 2019
Sleep Disturbance Scale for Children - Gujarati Translation, Reliability and Validity in Children with Cerebral Palsy
Abstract: Background: Children with Cerebral palsy (CP) are more prone to sleep disturbances than their peers. Sleep Disturbance Scale for Children (SDSC) originally in English language, is a tool to evaluate sleep disorders in children with age 6 to 15 years. Aim: To translate SDSC into Gujarati language and to evaluate psychometric characteristics of SDSC in CP children to use it clinically on Gujarati population. Method: SDSC questionnaire was translated into Gujarati language from English using forward-backward translation method. Content validity for the SDSC-Gujarati version (SDSC-G) was examined by the group of expert members using consensus method. Test- retest reliability for SDSC-Gujarati version (SDSC-G) was examined in 30 CP children. Subjects completed questionnaire twice with in interval of 48 hours. Results: Content Validity was found to be excellent and ICC indicated good reliability. Conclusion: The SDSC-G is reliable in screening for sleep disorders in CP children having Gujarati speaking families.
Keywords: Cerebral palsy, SDSC-G Sleep disorders, Reliability, Validity
Edition: Volume 8 Issue 11, November 2019,
Pages: 1736 - 1738