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Cultural adaptation and evaluating psychometric properties of Persian version of supports intensity scale in adult people with intellectual disability
Shahin Soltani1, Mohammad Kamali 2, Hasan Ashayeri3, Ali Chabok4, Amin Sarabandi1, Saeedeh Esmaeeli1, Fatemeh Kakaei5
1- MSc student of Rehabilitation Management, Tehran University of Medical Sciences
2- Associate professor of Tehran University of Medical sciences , kamali@mkamali.com
3- Professor of Tehran University of Medical sciences
4- Lecturer of University of Social Welfare And Rehabilitation Sciences
5- Islamic Azad University Kermanshah Branch
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Background and Aim: Shifting paradigms about how to assess the support needs of person with intellectual disability, in 1980, posed necessity of design and development of appropriate tools more than ever. In this regard, American Association on intellectual and developmental disabilities developed the supports Intensity scale to respond the lack of an appropriate tool. The aim of this study was to do the cultural adaptation and evaluation of psychometric properties of supports intensity scale in adult people with intellectual disability.

 

Materials and Methods: In this descriptive – analytic study, 43 adult persons with intellectual disability participated. Translation and adaptation of the SIS through International Quality of Life Assessment (IQOLA ) protocol was done. Validity of the test was evaluated by qualitative content validity. Internal consistency and test-retest reliability were used for evaluation of reliability.

  

Results: Based on the IQOLA protocol, The SIS had easy translation and relatively good quality. According to results, all items of the test had content validity. Cronbach's alpha coefficients fall in the range (.80-.99) and ICC ranged from .90 to .99

 

Conclusion: The results of this study showed that the Persian version of the SIS has good validity and reliability for identifying pattern and intensity of needed supports in adult people with intellectual disability.

 

Key words: Adaptation, Validity, Reliability, Intellectual disability, Supports Intensity Scale

Keywords: Adaptation, Validity, Reliability, Intellectual disability, Supports Intensity Scale
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/09/24 | Accepted: 2014/09/24 | Published: 2014/09/24
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Soltani S, Kamali M, Ashayeri H, Chabok A, Sarabandi A, Esmaeeli S et al . Cultural adaptation and evaluating psychometric properties of Persian version of supports intensity scale in adult people with intellectual disability. mrj. 2014; 8 (4) :77-85
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