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Understandability, Content Validity, and Overall Acceptability of the Children's International Mucositis Evaluation Scale (ChIMES) Child and Parent Reporting

Understandability, Content Validity, and Overall Acceptability of the Children's... ORIGINAL ARTICLE Understandability, Content Validity, and Overall Acceptability of the Children’s International Mucositis Evaluation Scale (ChIMES) Child and Parent Reporting Deborah Tomlinson, MN, RN,* Faith Gibson, PhD, RSCN,w Nathaniel Treister, DMD, DMSc,zy Christina Baggott, MN, RN,J Peter Judd, DDS, MSc,z Eleanor Hendershot, MN, RN,# Anne-Marie Maloney, MSN, RN,# John Doyle, MD,# Brian Feldman, MD,*** Karis Kwong, PhD, RN,ww and Lillian Sung, PhD, MD*ww The conduct of clinical trials focused on mucositis Summary: Mucositis assessment in children has primarily relied prevention and treatment requires reliable, valid, sensitive, on assessment tools that have been developed for an adult and easy to use instruments. In the clinical setting, the use population. A mucositis assessment scale for use in children has of a nonvalidated scoring system in young children could previously been developed from expert opinion, namely Children’s provide incorrect information. This could risk the in- International Mucositis Evaluation Scale (ChIMES). After the appropriate introduction of costly treatments. development of ChIMES, we aimed to evaluate the user perspective Current scales are inappropriate for use in children for of the scale by testing the understandability, content validity, and several reasons. First, it is unlikely that very young children overall acceptability of ChIMES working with http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Pediatric Hematology / Oncology Wolters Kluwer Health

Understandability, Content Validity, and Overall Acceptability of the Children's International Mucositis Evaluation Scale (ChIMES) Child and Parent Reporting

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1077-4114
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1536-3678
DOI
10.1097/MPH.0b013e31819c21ab
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19648790
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ORIGINAL ARTICLE Understandability, Content Validity, and Overall Acceptability of the Children’s International Mucositis Evaluation Scale (ChIMES) Child and Parent Reporting Deborah Tomlinson, MN, RN,* Faith Gibson, PhD, RSCN,w Nathaniel Treister, DMD, DMSc,zy Christina Baggott, MN, RN,J Peter Judd, DDS, MSc,z Eleanor Hendershot, MN, RN,# Anne-Marie Maloney, MSN, RN,# John Doyle, MD,# Brian Feldman, MD,*** Karis Kwong, PhD, RN,ww and Lillian Sung, PhD, MD*ww The conduct of clinical trials focused on mucositis Summary: Mucositis assessment in children has primarily relied prevention and treatment requires reliable, valid, sensitive, on assessment tools that have been developed for an adult and easy to use instruments. In the clinical setting, the use population. A mucositis assessment scale for use in children has of a nonvalidated scoring system in young children could previously been developed from expert opinion, namely Children’s provide incorrect information. This could risk the in- International Mucositis Evaluation Scale (ChIMES). After the appropriate introduction of costly treatments. development of ChIMES, we aimed to evaluate the user perspective Current scales are inappropriate for use in children for of the scale by testing the understandability, content validity, and several reasons. First, it is unlikely that very young children overall acceptability of ChIMES working with

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Journal of Pediatric Hematology / OncologyWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Jun 1, 2009

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