Validity and Reliability of the Turkish Version of the Pediatric Assessment Scale for Severe Feeding Problems

Yazici-Gulay M., Aktan T., SEREL ARSLAN S., KARADUMAN A. A.

INDIAN PEDIATRICS, vol.58, no.3, pp.241-245, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 58 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s13312-021-2163-0
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.241-245
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Objective The purpose of this study was to translate the Pediatric assessment scale for severe feeding Problems (PASSFP) into Turkish and investigate its validity and reliability. Methods The study included Turkish translation of the PASSFP, and investigating its reliability and criterion validity in relation with Children's eating behavior questionnaire (CEBQ). Results Cronbach Alpha reliability of T-PASSFP was 0.79, and of its subscales, i.e. Form A and B, were 0.67, and 0.73, respectively. Test-retest correlation was 0.99 for the scale and Form A, and 0.94 for Form B. There were positive correlations between total scale and Enjoyment of food and Food fussiness subscales of CEBQ. Form A had positive relationships with Food responsiveness, Enjoyment of food, and Food fussiness subscales. Form B had positive correlations with Enjoyment of food and negative correlations with Slowness in eating subscales. Conclusion The Turkish PASSFP is valid and reliable in evaluating feeding in children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Form A is applied for all children, and Form B is used for partially or totally oral-fed children