Measuring care needs of parents of children with cancer: Psychometric properties of the FIN-PED II Arabic version
Place of Publication
New York, United States
Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science
School of Medical and Health Sciences
This study was conducted to test the Arabic version of the Family Inventory of Needs-Pediatrics II (FIN-PED II). The Arabic FIN-PED II was developed using the translation/back-translation method. Then, an expert panel of 5 parents of children with cancer rated the tool for clarity and content validity. Internal consistency and test-retest reliability was evaluated in a convenience sample of 113 parents of children with cancer. The FIN-PED II was found to be acceptable and clear to almost all parents. The FIN-PED II demonstrated good psychometric properties. The internal consistency was high with alpha values .0.70 and high test-retest correlations. Although the Arabic FIN-PED II needs further psychometric testing, it is an acceptable, reliable, and valid measure of perceived parents need during child's treatment.