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The French Version of the DABS : Adaptation Process and Preliminary Field Test


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  • 21.02.2023
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  • American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. - American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD). - 2023, vol. 128, no. 2, p. 176-180
English The aim of this study was to develop a transcultural adaptation of the Diagnostic Adaptive
Behavior Scale (DABS) in French and to perform a field evaluation of the adapted version of
the tool (DABS-F). Eight experts in intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and
two professional translators formed two committees to translate the instrument. Thirty-four
independent experts in IDD rated the clarity and relevance of the DABS-F. Results indicated
complete agreement between the two translation committees and also demonstrated very
satisfactory levels of clarity and relevance for the DABS-F. The latter result can be
considered as evidence of the content validity of the adapted tool. Adjustments for the few
items that presented less satisfactory results are discussed.
Faculté des lettres et des sciences humaines
Département de Pédagogie spécialisée
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