The Polish version of the Montreal Children’s Hospital Feeding Scale (MCH-FS): translation, cross-cultural adaptation, and validation

Katarzyna Bąbik , Andrea Horvath , Piotr Dziechciarz , Paweł Ostaszewski

Abstract

Aim of the study: To provide a reliable and valid tool in Polish language for assessing the level of feeding difficulties among children from six months up to six years old by translation, cross-cultural adaptation, and validation of the Montreal Children’s Hospital Feeding Scale (MCH-FS). Material and methods: The translation and cross-cultural adaptation included: forward translation (by two independent translators), comparison of the two translated versions, blind back translation, comparison of the two back-translated versions, pilot testing, proofreading, and approval of the final version of the target language. Results: To establish construct validity, 247 parents or caregivers of children completed the scale. The clinical sample included parents/caregivers (n = 124) of children referred to a feeding clinic, whereas the normative sample (n = 123) consisted of parents/caregivers of healthy children recruited from daycare centres. Statistically significant differences were found between the control group and children with feeding disorders for the total score (p < 0.001) and for each of the 14 items (p < 0.001). The instrument has strong internal consistency (α = 0.93). Test-retest reliability was obtained by re-administration of the MCH-FS to 84 subjects within a mean interval of 13.43 days. Test-retest correlation coefficients for the total score of the MCH-FS were 0.98 in the clinical group and in the normative group (p < 0.001), suggesting a high level of tool stability. Discussion: The Polish version of the MCH-FS can be considered as a reliable and valid tool for screening the feeding difficulties in children.
Author Katarzyna Bąbik
Katarzyna Bąbik,,
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, Andrea Horvath
Andrea Horvath,,
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, Piotr Dziechciarz
Piotr Dziechciarz,,
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, Paweł Ostaszewski (Wydział Psychologii)
Paweł Ostaszewski,,
- Wydział Psychologii
Journal seriesPediatria Polska, ISSN 0031-3939, (N/A 20 pkt)
Issue year2019
Vol94
No5
Pages299-305
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishfeeding difficulties, validation study, feeding scale
ASJC Classification2735 Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
DOIDOI:10.5114/polp.2019.89866
Languageen angielski
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 0.092
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