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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 41  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 499-500  

Authors' responses to the comments on “Adaptation and validation of parental behavioral scale for children with autism spectrum disorders to Kannada”


Department of Speech and Hearing, Manipal College of Health Professions, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India

Date of Web Publication5-Sep-2019

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Shivani Tiwari
Department of Speech and Hearing, Manipal College of Health Professions, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal - 576 104, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/IJPSYM.IJPSYM_357_19

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Gayathri KS, Tiwari S. Authors' responses to the comments on “Adaptation and validation of parental behavioral scale for children with autism spectrum disorders to Kannada”. Indian J Psychol Med 2019;41:499-500

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Gayathri KS, Tiwari S. Authors' responses to the comments on “Adaptation and validation of parental behavioral scale for children with autism spectrum disorders to Kannada”. Indian J Psychol Med [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Nov 13];41:499-500. Available from: http://www.ijpm.info/text.asp?2019/41/5/499/266111



Sir,

Singh et al.[1] have questioned about the estimation of test–retest reliability for our article[2] for the adaptation and validation of the Parental Behavioral Scale for children with autism spectrum disorders to Kannada. The author(s) have commented regarding the sample size of the test–retest reliability analysis and suggested to include at least 30 subjects to represent the population. We agree that there are procedures and formulas to estimate the sample size for the test–retest reliability of the sample and a sample of three parents is less. However, the use of intraclass correlation (ICC), as in our study, takes care of the estimation of test–retest reliability in case of small samples (less than 15)[3] to certain extent. The ICC value of test–retest reliability may depend on several factors, including the time between tests. The high level of agreement could have resulted due to a short gap of 15–30 days between the two tests.

Another query was on three speech language pathologists (SLPs) indicating agreement/disagreement of items in the scale, and providing suggestions/modifications, described as interrater reliability. It is the content validation process that was described by measurement of agreement between the SLPs using Kappa test.



 
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Singh GP, Tekkalaki B, Andrade C. Comments on “Adaptation and validation of parental behavioral scale for children with autism spectrum disorders to Kannada”. Indian J Psychol Med 2019;41:498-9.  Back to cited text no. 1
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Gayathri KS, Tiwari S. Adaptation and validation of Parental Behavioral Scale for children with autism spectrum disorders to Kannada. Indian J Psychol Med 2019;41:266-70.  Back to cited text no. 2
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Stephanie. Calculating Test-Retest Reliability Coefficients 2016. Available from: https://www.statisticshowto.datasciencecentral.com/test-retest-reliability/. [Last retrieved on 2019 Aug 19].  Back to cited text no. 3
    




 

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