International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Occupational Therapy | India | Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023

Cultural Adaptation and Translation of the Short Sensory Profile 2 into Malayalam: A Study on Sensory Processing Disorder Screening in Kerala

Joseph Sunny [2] | Amitabh Kishor Dwivedi [3]

Abstract: Sensory processing disorder is a heterogeneous condition in which individuals have difficulty responding to, processing, and organizing sensory information, affecting their ability to participate in functioning daily living routines and activities. The Short Sensory Profile 2 is a 34-item caregiver questionnaire for children ages 3-14:11 years. It provides quick information for screening and research purposes. The study aimed to translate the English version of Short Sensory Profile 2 to Malayalam language and to culturally adapt it in Kerala and ensure maximum cultural clarity in item wording. The study was conducted in two phases. In phases 1 and 2, Translation followed by back-translation and focus group discussion were carried out with nine Occupational Therapists and two groups of caregivers, each group with three caregivers. The participants were selected based on the selection criteria. During cultural adaptation, a few grammatical corrections and modifications to the items were made. Occupational Therapists and the caregivers who participated mentioned that translating the questionnaire into the Malayalam language helped them better understand the items. The study conducted showed that the Malayalam version of Short Sensory Profile 2 can be used as a screening tool of sensory processing among children aged 3-14.11 years in Kerala.

Keywords: Sensory Processing Disorder, Short Sensory Profile 2, Cultural adaptation, Translation, Malayalam

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023,

Pages: 2220 - 2224

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