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Valinejad V, Yadegari F, Vanryckeghem M, Abdi S, Shekari E, Rahimi S S et al . The Persian version of Communication Attitude Test (BigCAT) in Persian-speaking adults who stutter: a preliminary study. MEJDS. 2016; 6 :211-215
URL: http://jdisabilstud.ir/article-1-601-en.html
1- University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Science
2- University of Central Florida
3- Tehran University of Medical Sciences
4- Medical University of Isfahan
Abstract:   (1988 Views)

Objective: Attitudes reflect our feelings about the world phenomena. Researchers believe that the attitudes of people who stutter are a main part of disorder as their motor speech failures, and should be addressed in the assessment and treatment. The Communication Attitude Test for Adults (BigCAT) is an instrument that assesses speech related attitudes in adults who stutter. The purpose of this study was to investigate the quality of translation, validity and reliability of the Persian version of the BigCAT.
Methods: This study was carried out on 17 adults who stutter involving 13 males and 4 females (mean age=25.5, SD=4.07). After the translation of the test and its equalization to Persian Language, content validity was determined by the opinions of experts. Then the criterion validity with S24’s test of communication attitude was determined in people who stuttered. The reliability was examined using Cronbach’s alpha and test-retest reliability.
Results: All BigCAT’s items had a good and suitable translation and good content validity (CVR<0.75). There was a high correlation between BigCAT and S24 (r=0.84, P<0.001). The Cronbach’s alpha for BigCAT’s items was 0.86. The single measure ICC for test-retest reliability was 0.89 with a 95% confidence interval from 0.730 to 0.960.
Conclusion: The results of this study confirm that the Persian version of the BigCAT is a reliable and internally consistent measure of the speech-associated attitude that Persian People who stutter have about their speech competences.

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Type of Study: Original Research Article | Subject: Rehabilitation
Received: 2015/11/23 | Accepted: 2015/12/12

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