Affordances in the Home Environment for Motor Development-Infant Scale, Spanish TranslationEarly Child Development and Care (2017)
Background: The home environment has a critical influence on an infant’s development and well-being. The Affordances in the Home Environment for Motor Development-Infant Scale (AHEMD-IS) is an instrument that has been developed to assess the home environment. This article illustrates the translation, validation and cultural adaptation process of the AHEMD-IS from English to Spanish. Methods: The AHEMD-IS underwent a comprehensive process involving a four-phase translation process: 1) Forward translation, 2) Semantic equivalence, 3) Content equivalence testing, and 4) Final version development. Results: Steps 1 & 2 resulted in linguistic alterations from the initial translation to enhance clarity for general public understanding. In step 3, mothers reported the instrument was clear and easy to complete. Step 4 involved a final review of the instrument. Conclusion: The final outcome is a validated instrument that may prove beneficial when evaluating the home environment with Spanish-speaking populations, particularly those of Mexican descent.
Publication DateJune, 2017
Citation InformationDanae M. Dinkel, Kailey Snyder and Priscila M. Caçola. "Affordances in the Home Environment for Motor Development-Infant Scale, Spanish Translation" Early Child Development and Care (2017)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/danae-dinkel/23/