|dc.description.abstract||Objective: This study was to establish Chinese norms of Parent’s Evaluation of Aural/Oral of
Children (PEACH) rating scale, and to investigate the test-retest reliability and validity for
this adapted version.
Design: The PEACH scores were collected from parents whose children have normal
hearing. The test-retest reliability of the PEACH scale was evaluated in a subgroup of
parents. Correlation analysis was used to explore the relationship between the PEACH ratings
and language scores.
Study sample: A total of 198 parents participated in the present study, of whom 34 parents
completed the questionnaire twice within 1-3 weeks, and another 27 parents also filled out a
Results: The normative curve of the total score was established using a logit regression
function. The test-retest analyses showed high reliability for all subscales, with all the
correlation coefficients values exceeding 0.9 (p<0.01). The 90% and 95% confidence
intervals were provided to facilitate evaluation of differences between scores obtained under
different conditions. A significant correlation was found between the PEACH total score and
language expressive outcome (p < 0.05).
Conclusions: Normative data from the Chinese population was provided to enable
performance of an individual child to be related to their normally hearing peers.||en_US