Validation of pediatric sleep questionnaire translated in Urdu language

  • Zainab Hayyat Raja BDS; Resident, Department of Orthodontics, Margalla Institute of Health Sciences, Rawalpindi.
  • Kausar Ilyas BDS, FCPS; Assistant Professor, Department of Orthodontics, Margalla Institute of Health Sciences. Rawalpindi.
  • Mehwish Shaheed BDS, MOrth RCS Ed; Assisstant Professor, Department of Orthodontics, Margalla Institute of Health Sciences, Rawalpindi.
Keywords: Obstructive Sleep Apnea, orthodontists, questionnaire

Abstract

Introduction:  Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS) is an intrinsic sleep disturbance which can have serious health consequences if left untreated. Pediatric Sleep Questionnaire-sleep related breathing disorder (PSQ-SRBD) scale is a valid and reliable tool for screening of patients with a predisposition towards this condition. This study aimed to translate and validate the questionnaire to Urdu language; so that it may be used in clinical settings by pediatricians, orthodontists, general dentists and general physicians alike.

Material and methods: Established guidelines by Beaton et al were used for translation of the questionnaire. Pearson correlation and interclass correlation coefficient were applied to determine test-retest reproducibility. Cronbach alpha and exploratory factor analysis were used to determine the internal consistency and construct validity of the translated questionnaire.

Results: The results showed good test-retest reproducibility. Cronbach alpha was 0.651 indicating high internal consistency.

Conclusions: PSQ-SRBD has been successfully translated and cross-culturally adapted to Urdu language; and has been found to be valid and reliable statistically.

Published
2022-01-10
How to Cite
Raja, Z., Ilyas, K., & Shaheed, M. (2022). Validation of pediatric sleep questionnaire translated in Urdu language. Pakistan Orthodontic Journal, 13(2), 59-66. Retrieved from https://poj.org.pk/index.php/poj/article/view/311
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