Standardization of the denver developmental screening test for Armenian children

Salph Akaragian, Carolyn Dewa

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To establish the cultural validity of the Denver Developmental Screening Test norms for Armenian children, a convenience sample of 39 children enrolled in an Armenian elementary school were studied. The results indicate the established norms are valid for children of Armenian culture. The test was first administered in English; items were translated into Armenian only in the case of a questionable initial finding. Language, cultural differences, and child rearing practices contributed to deviations from the norms. These differences should be considered when using the Denver Developmental Screening Test with ethnic groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)106-109
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Nursing
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes


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  • Pediatrics

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