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Conference Paper: Griffiths Mental Developmental Scales (GMDS): validation for Chinese children

TitleGriffiths Mental Developmental Scales (GMDS): validation for Chinese children
Authors
KeywordsPediatrics
Issue Date2014
PublisherMedcom Limited. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkjpaed.org/index.asp
Citation
The 1st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Hong Kong College of Paediatricians, Hong Kong, 7 December 2013. In Hong Kong Journal of Paediatrics (New series), 2014, v. 19 n. 2, p. 124-125 How to Cite?
AbstractBACKGROUND: The Griffiths Mental Developmental Scales (GMDS) are used by Developmental Paediatricians or psychologists in many countries to assess the developmental profile in children aged 0- 8 years old. There is an increasing awareness of developmental disorders in children in China; the prevalence of pre-school children with developmental disorders was reported to be 12.97%. The GMDS have been validated for normal children in the United Kingdom. However, there are differences in culture and beliefs in Asia and the Western societies. In this study, the GMDS have been translated into Chinese and back translated and modified according to Chinese culture. This prospective study aims to provide validation of the GMDS for urban Chinese children. METHOD: Children from 7 different cities in China with typical development were recruited into the study from 2009-2013. Their developmental status was assessed using the translated and back-translated Chinese form of GMDS. RESULTS: 815 Chinese children (424 boys and 391 girls) with age 7 days to 8 years had been recruited. GMDS scores were analyzed. Smooth developmental curves with standard deviations and percentile scores were computed for the 6 sub-scales (A=Locomotor, B=Personal-Social, C=Hearing and Language, D=Eye and Hand Co-ordination, E=Performance, F=Practical Reasoning) using the LMS method. Plots of the 1st, 2.5th, 5th, 10th, 25th, 50th, 75th, 90th, 95th, 97.5th and 99th percentiles were obtained showing similar trend as the British in subscales. CONCLUSION: There are similarities and differences in the Chinese developmental curves as compared to the British developmental curves. These differences are most obvious for subscale F i.e. practical reasoning. In the future, all Chinese children should be assessed using this first and newly validated Chinese 'developmental growth' chart. This will avoid inaccurate estimation of the developmental profile of Chinese children.
Descriptionpp. 100-128 of this journal issue contain proceedings of the 2013 annual scientific meeting
Open Access Journal
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/197875
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.194
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.123

 

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dc.contributor.authorTso, WWYen_US
dc.contributor.authorWong, VCNen_US
dc.contributor.authorAo, LJen_US
dc.contributor.authorLi, Men_US
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Xen_US
dc.contributor.authorJiao, FYen_US
dc.contributor.authorXu, Xen_US
dc.contributor.authorDu, KXen_US
dc.contributor.authorFarragher, Ben_US
dc.contributor.authorXia, XLen_US
dc.contributor.authorChallis, Den_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-02T15:21:43Z-
dc.date.available2014-06-02T15:21:43Z-
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe 1st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Hong Kong College of Paediatricians, Hong Kong, 7 December 2013. In Hong Kong Journal of Paediatrics (New series), 2014, v. 19 n. 2, p. 124-125en_US
dc.identifier.issn1013-9923-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/197875-
dc.descriptionpp. 100-128 of this journal issue contain proceedings of the 2013 annual scientific meeting-
dc.descriptionOpen Access Journal-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: The Griffiths Mental Developmental Scales (GMDS) are used by Developmental Paediatricians or psychologists in many countries to assess the developmental profile in children aged 0- 8 years old. There is an increasing awareness of developmental disorders in children in China; the prevalence of pre-school children with developmental disorders was reported to be 12.97%. The GMDS have been validated for normal children in the United Kingdom. However, there are differences in culture and beliefs in Asia and the Western societies. In this study, the GMDS have been translated into Chinese and back translated and modified according to Chinese culture. This prospective study aims to provide validation of the GMDS for urban Chinese children. METHOD: Children from 7 different cities in China with typical development were recruited into the study from 2009-2013. Their developmental status was assessed using the translated and back-translated Chinese form of GMDS. RESULTS: 815 Chinese children (424 boys and 391 girls) with age 7 days to 8 years had been recruited. GMDS scores were analyzed. Smooth developmental curves with standard deviations and percentile scores were computed for the 6 sub-scales (A=Locomotor, B=Personal-Social, C=Hearing and Language, D=Eye and Hand Co-ordination, E=Performance, F=Practical Reasoning) using the LMS method. Plots of the 1st, 2.5th, 5th, 10th, 25th, 50th, 75th, 90th, 95th, 97.5th and 99th percentiles were obtained showing similar trend as the British in subscales. CONCLUSION: There are similarities and differences in the Chinese developmental curves as compared to the British developmental curves. These differences are most obvious for subscale F i.e. practical reasoning. In the future, all Chinese children should be assessed using this first and newly validated Chinese 'developmental growth' chart. This will avoid inaccurate estimation of the developmental profile of Chinese children.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherMedcom Limited. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkjpaed.org/index.asp-
dc.relation.ispartofHong Kong Journal of Paediatrics (New series)en_US
dc.subjectPediatrics-
dc.titleGriffiths Mental Developmental Scales (GMDS): validation for Chinese childrenen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailTso, WWY: wytso@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailWong, VCN: vcnwong@hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.volume19-
dc.identifier.issue2-
dc.identifier.spage124-
dc.identifier.epage125-
dc.publisher.placeHong Kong-

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