Reliability and Validity of the Turkish Version of the Impact of Childhood Neurological Disability Scale in Children with Epilepsy

TANRIVERDİ M. , Mutluay F. K.

EPILEPSI, vol.23, no.3, pp.97-102, 2017 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/epilepsi.2017.81894
  • Title of Journal : EPILEPSI
  • Page Numbers: pp.97-102


Objectives: The Impact of Childhood Neurological Disability Scale (ICNDS) was developed by Carol Camfield in 1999. The assessment evaluates the effects of various conditions on overall health, relationships, social life, academic success, the child's self-esteem, hopes for the child and caregiver, and family activities in children with epilepsy. At the end of the assessment, a visual scale is provided to orally score quality of life between 1 (very poor) and 6 (excellent). The aim of this study was to translate and adjust the ICNDS scale for use in Turkey, and to ensure the validity and reliability of the tool.