Validation of the general test for the evaluation of development for children and adolescents aged 6 to 14 years old (EVADE)

Introduction. In this paper the results of the validation of the General Test Development Evaluation children and adolescents are presented (CIRCUMVENT), consistent with the growth needs, interests and development of the Costa Rican population between the ages of 6 and 14 years. Methodology. The met...

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Autores Principales: Quezada Ugalde, Ana María, Gónzalez Serrano, Sunny, Solís Cordero, Katherine, Zúñiga Baldi, Carolina
Formato: Artículo
Idioma: Español
Publicado: Universidad de Costa Rica 2015
Acceso en línea: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/enfermeria/article/view/19725
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/19443
Sumario: Introduction. In this paper the results of the validation of the General Test Development Evaluation children and adolescents are presented (CIRCUMVENT), consistent with the growth needs, interests and development of the Costa Rican population between the ages of 6 and 14 years. Methodology. The methodology was qualitative, transversal and exploratory. For this purpose, conducted a validation process that included: technical expert judgment type aggregates individual; in the first phase results analysis, triangulation was used, resulting in the modified CIRCUMVENT. Subsequently, a pilot with 300 children and adolescents aged 6 to 14 years old, schools and colleges both public and private Metropolitan Area, San Jose, Costa Rica was made; using an observation guide for the collection of the data provided in this test. In the second phase, the results obtained with the theoretical triangulation, a new version of CIRCUMVENT was structured. Results. There is limited literature regarding developmental screening tests in middle childhood and adolescence; technical expert judgment confirmed the inconsistency of some items of CIRCUMVENT; was necessary to create standardized instructional materials for the application of the test. Conclusion. This research provides two significant inputs: a book with instructions for the interpretation and application of CIRCUMVENT, and standardized materials for implementation