Purpose: To evaluate the reliability and validity of the Italian version of the Infant-Toddler Meaningful Auditory Integration Scale (I-IT-MAIS), and to assess the normal trajectory of early prelingual auditory (EPLAD) development from birth to 24 months in a group of normal-hearing Italian children using the I-IT-MAIS. Methods: The study consisted of four phases: item generation, reliability analysis, assessment of the normal trajectory for EPLAD, and validity analysis. A group of 120 normal-hearing children and a group of 31 deaf children wearing hearing aids and on a waiting list for cochlear implantation were enrolled. All the parents completed the I-IT-MAIS. Sixty of them completed the I-IT-MAIS twice, 2 weeks apart, for test–retest reliability analysis. The I-IT-MAIS scores were used to assess the normal trajectory of EPLAD development from birth to 24 months in normal-hearing children. For criterion validity analysis, the I-IT-MAIS scores were correlated with production of infant scale evaluation (PRISE) scores in 60 normal-hearing children. For discriminant validity analysis, the I-IT-MAIS scores obtained in normal and deaf children were compared. Results: Internal consistency of I-IT-MAIS was satisfactory as well as individual item reliability, test–retest reliability, and discriminant validity. EPLAD development in normal-hearing Italian-speaking children was evaluated. As far as the criterion validity of the I-IT-MAIS is concerned, a strong correlation between I-IT-MAIS and PRISE scores was found. Conclusion: I-IT-MAIS is reliable and valid. Its application is recommended for clinical practice and outcome research.

Early prelingual auditory development in Italian infants and toddlers analysed through the Italian version of the Infant-Toddler Meaningful Auditory Integration Scale (IT-MAIS) / S. Cavicchiolo, F. Mozzanica, L. Guerzoni, A. Murri, I. Dall'Ora, F. Ambrogi, S. Barozzi, D. Cuda, A. Schindler. - In: EUROPEAN ARCHIVES OF OTO-RHINO-LARYNGOLOGY. - ISSN 0937-4477. - 275:2(2018 Feb), pp. 615-622. [10.1007/s00405-017-4847-6]

Early prelingual auditory development in Italian infants and toddlers analysed through the Italian version of the Infant-Toddler Meaningful Auditory Integration Scale (IT-MAIS)

F. Mozzanica;F. Ambrogi;S. Barozzi;A. Schindler
2018-02

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Purpose: To evaluate the reliability and validity of the Italian version of the Infant-Toddler Meaningful Auditory Integration Scale (I-IT-MAIS), and to assess the normal trajectory of early prelingual auditory (EPLAD) development from birth to 24 months in a group of normal-hearing Italian children using the I-IT-MAIS. Methods: The study consisted of four phases: item generation, reliability analysis, assessment of the normal trajectory for EPLAD, and validity analysis. A group of 120 normal-hearing children and a group of 31 deaf children wearing hearing aids and on a waiting list for cochlear implantation were enrolled. All the parents completed the I-IT-MAIS. Sixty of them completed the I-IT-MAIS twice, 2 weeks apart, for test–retest reliability analysis. The I-IT-MAIS scores were used to assess the normal trajectory of EPLAD development from birth to 24 months in normal-hearing children. For criterion validity analysis, the I-IT-MAIS scores were correlated with production of infant scale evaluation (PRISE) scores in 60 normal-hearing children. For discriminant validity analysis, the I-IT-MAIS scores obtained in normal and deaf children were compared. Results: Internal consistency of I-IT-MAIS was satisfactory as well as individual item reliability, test–retest reliability, and discriminant validity. EPLAD development in normal-hearing Italian-speaking children was evaluated. As far as the criterion validity of the I-IT-MAIS is concerned, a strong correlation between I-IT-MAIS and PRISE scores was found. Conclusion: I-IT-MAIS is reliable and valid. Its application is recommended for clinical practice and outcome research.
Behavioural measures, psycho-social/emotional; IT-MAIS; Medical audiology; Otorhinolaryngology; 2734; Pathology and Forensic Medicine
Settore MED/31 - Otorinolaringoiatria
Settore MED/32 - Audiologia
16-dic-2017
EUROPEAN ARCHIVES OF OTO-RHINO-LARYNGOLOGY
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