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Validation of the Turkish Version of the Parents’ Evaluation of the Aural/Oral Performance of Children (PEACH) Rating Scale

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Department of Audiology, Ankara City Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

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Department of Audiology, Gazi University Faculty of Health Sciences, Ankara, Turkey

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Department of Otolaryngology and Subdivision, Prof. N. Akyıldız Hearing Speech, Voice and Balance Disorders Center, Gazi University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

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Department of Otolaryngology, Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University School of Medicine, Muğla, Turkey

ENT Updates 2021; 11: 165-173
DOI: 10.5152/entupdates.2021.21096
Read: 353 Downloads: 71 Published: 02 December 2021

Background: The Parents’ Evaluation of the Aural/Oral Performance of Children (PEACH) Rating Scale is a widely used instrument to evaluate adaptation, effectiveness of hearing aid and cochlear implant, and auditory rehabilitation outcomes in hearing-impaired children by parent observation in daily life listening situations. This study aimed to adapt the Parents’ Evaluation of the Aural/Oral Performance of Children to Turkish children, analyze, and verify the validity and the reliability. We also looked for scores in various clinical conditions (age, sex, HA, CI experience, unilateral vs. bilateral users).

Methods: The study composed of 120 children with hearing loss (hearing aid users n = 57; cochlear implant users n = 63) between 3 and 12 (mean: 7.51±2.84) years of age. First, Parents’ Evaluation of the Aural/Oral Performance of Children was adapted to Turkish children, and confirmatory factor analysis was used to evaluate the validity of the Turkish Parents’ Evaluation of the Aural/Oral Performance of Children. Then, correlations of Turkish Parents’ Evaluation of the Aural/Oral Performance of Children scores with age, hearing aid and cochlear implant experience, and group differences (male vs. female; hearing aid vs. cochlear implant users) were analyzed by using the proper statistical tests. Cronbach’s alpha coefficient was used to confirm internal consistency, and the test-retest method was performed to evaluate the reliability of the measurement.

Results: Turkish Parents’ Evaluation of the Aural/Oral Performance of Children has high internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha = 0.942) and test-retest reliability (r = 0.949, P < .001). Scores were increased in parallel to age, hearing aid, cochlear implant experience, and there was a significant difference in Turkish Parents’ Evaluation of the Aural/Oral Performance of Children scores between unilateral and bilateral cochlear implant users.

Conclusion: The Turkish Parents’ Evaluation of the Aural/Oral Performance of Children could be recommended as a convenient tool for children with hearing aid and cochlear implant to monitor functional, auditory, and communication skills.

Cite this article as: Eroğlu K, Kamışli GİŞ, Altınyay Ş, Gökdoğan Ç, Bayramoğlu İ, Kemaloğlu YK. Validation of the Turkish version of the Parents’ Evaluation of the Aural/Oral Performance of Children (PEACH) rating scale. ENT Updates. 2021;11(3):165-173.

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