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Title:The outcome of a developmental screening tool (PEDS) in English and Northern Sotho: a comparative study
Editor:Fyvie, Lauren
Periodical:Language Matters: Studies in the Languages of Africa (ISSN 1753-5395)
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:child development
language usage
Northern Sotho language
External link:https://doi.org/10.1080/10228195.2016.1196718
Abstract:In low- and middle-income countries, there is an increase in the prevalence of developmental delays. In a financially-restricted but linguistically diverse South African primary health care context, adapting assessment tools may be more appropriate than developing new ones. The current study aimed to compare outcomes of the English Parents' Evaluation of Developmental Status (PEDS) and the Northern Sotho PEDS (PEDS-NS), and to determine language preference. The PEDS was translated into Northern Sotho and back-translated. A panel evaluated the translation to determine the appropriateness of the tool. A total of 95 caregivers were selected via convenience sampling. Participants had to adhere to specific selection criteria. High referral rates were reported, which may be due to participants being from underserved communities. Positive and negative correspondence of the PEDS-NS was high. This proved that the PEDS-NS is an accurate translation of the PEDS. Significant association (p = 0.021) was observed between age and respondents' language preference. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]