Affordances in the Home Environment for Motor Development-Infant Scale, Spanish Translation

Danae Dinkel, Kailey Snyder, Priscila Cacola

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Abstract

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. 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. Steps 1 and 2 resulted in linguistic alterations from the initial translation to enhance clarity for general public understanding. In step 3, mothers reported that the instrument was clear and easy to complete. Step 4 involved a final review of the instrument. 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)802-810
Number of pages9
JournalEarly Child Development and Care
Volume189
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 16 2019

Keywords

  • AHEMD-IS
  • Spanish translation
  • cultural adaptation
  • home environment
  • infant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Pediatrics

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