The Evaluation of Oral Feeding in Preterm Infants: Turkish Validation of the Early Feeding Skills Assessment Tool


Girgin B. A. , GÖZEN D. , Uslubas R., Bilgin L.

TURKISH ARCHIVES OF PEDIATRICS, vol.56, no.5, pp.440-446, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/turkarchpediatr.2021.21008
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH ARCHIVES OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.440-446
  • Keywords: Infant feeding, feeding skills, preterm infant, validity, CONTENT VALIDITY, SAMPLE, PROGRESSION, MATURATION, BEHAVIOR

Abstract

Objective: The Early Feeding Skills Assessment Tool (EFS) is a valid and reliable tool for evaluating preterm infants' oral feeding skills and readiness during the transition to oral feeding. There is currently no instrument with tested validity and reliability available to evaluate the oral feeding skills and readiness of preterm infants in Turkey. The aim of this study was to fill the need for such an instrument for use in the Turkish population by adapting and validating the EFS for the assessment of Turkish preterm infants during the transition to oral feeding.