Psychometric properties of Turkish version of the Life Participation of Parents Scale Propriedades psicométricas da versão turca de Escala de Participação na Vida dos Pais

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Brazilian Journal of Occupational Therapy, vol.31, 2023 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1590/2526-8910.ctoao265634662
  • Journal Name: Brazilian Journal of Occupational Therapy
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, CINAHL, Social services abstracts, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Keywords: Community Participation, Disabled Children, Parenting, Quality of Life
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction: According to the holistic view of occupational therapy, it is known that caregiving for children with special needs affects their family in various ways. The life participation of parents with a child with special needs are related to the child, the therapy and child-parents adaptation. Therefore, during the caregiving/ occupational therapy process, there is a need for valid and reliable scales to evaluate the life of parents’ participation. Objective: The aim of this study was to adapt the Life Participation of Parents scale (LPP) into Turkish and to examine its psychometric properties. Methods: LPP was culturally adapted via suggested by Beaton et al. One hundred-eighty-six parents of children with disabilities (Age range: 18-55 y/o,154 female) completed the LPP. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis (EFA, CFA) was conducted to investigate the factor structure of Turkish version of LPP (LPP-T). Reliability was tested by internal consistency and test–retest reliability. Internal consistency of the instrument was given as Cronbach’s alpha. Test–retest reliability was assessed by intraclass correlation coefficient. Results: According to the EFA, it was determined that 11 items were collected in a single factor and factor load explained 40,816% of the total variance. According to the CFA, it was seen that the single-dimension scale structure consisting of 11 questions generally fit acceptable in this scale. The LPP-T demonstrated good internal consistency, with Cronbach's alpha of 0.849 for the total scale. The test‐retest reliability was good (with ICC of 0.875). Conclusion: The LPP-T had good internal consistency and test-retest reliability for parents of children with disabilities. This scale was adapted into Turkish to guide Turkish occupational therapists working in the field of pediatrics in planning interventions to support the life participation of parents.