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Solltaninejad H, Alizadeh Zaree M, Akbarfahimi M, Azad A, Rabiei F. A Scale for Activities of Daily Living in Iranian Children (ADLIC): Development and Validation. BCN. 2021; 12 (6)
URL: http://bcn.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1855-en.html
1- PhD candidate of Occupational Therapy, School of Rehabilitation, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- Department of Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation Research Center, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
3- MS candidate of Occupational Therapy, School of Rehabilitation, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Introduction: Activities of daily living as an ultimate goal of rehabilitation relies on cultural and environmental factor. This study aimed to develop a questionnaire based on the occupational therapy practice frame to evaluate Iranian children's occupational performance accurately.
Methods: This scale was developed in two phases of planning and construction. The planning phase involved a literature review and a collection of the available evaluation tools in the area. The advice of two expert panels was used to develop a preliminary 87-item questionnaire.  In the construction phase, 40 parents were surveyed to assess the popularity of the activities in Iran.  After a face to content validation, the final version of the questionnaire was prepared with 93 items.
Results: The final 93-item questionnaire was used to assess the daily activities of 3-6-year-old children. The 93 items, selected according to criteria found in the literature and the panel of experts, were categorized into six ranges of occupational therapy practice framework (bathing/washing/personal hygiene, toileting, dressing, eating/feeding, functional mobility, and others).
Conclusion: The activities of daily living in Iranian children are a practical and culturally relevant tool for measuring the occupational performance of Iranian children. It can be utilized in clinical and population-based researches.
Type of Study: Original | Subject: Cellular and molecular Neuroscience
Received: 2020/07/10 | Accepted: 2020/10/10 | Published: 2021/09/6

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