Adaptación de la versión Española del perfil de salud infantil (Child Health and Illness Profile-Child Edition, CHIP-CE)

Translated title of the contribution: Cross-cultural adaptation of the Spanish version of the Child Health and Illness Profile, Child Edition (CHIP-CE)

L. Rajmil, V. Serra-Sutton, M. D. Estrada, M. J. Fernandez De Sanmamed, I. Guillamón, A. Riley, J. Alonso

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Objectives: To obtain a Spanish version of the CHIP-CE semantically and culturally equivalent to the original version. Method: The methodology used was based on the forward-backward method. Two translations into Spanish were performed. After the first reconciled version, 44 cognitive interviews were carried out with children aged 6-11 years old, selected from two schools in Barcelona. The interviews were recorded and transcribed. A qualitative content analysis of the textual data was carried out. A panel of experts developed the second reconciled version taking into account the children's comments. A back-translation into English was carried out and was compared with the original version. Results of a total of 45 items induced in the first reconciled version, 21 were considered equivalent, 23 required changes and 1 was considered not equivalent. Comprehension of abstract concepts differed according to age. older children differentiated among concepts and gave different examples of experiences related to these concepts, while younger children (6 to 7-year olds) provided similar examples for different concepts. The children's comments were used in the reformulation of the items. An illustrative figure reinforced understanding. Children aged 7 or more started to use an adequate recall period and used the response options correctly. Conclusions: The Spanish version of the CHIP-CE seems appropriate for children aged 6-11 in Spain. The present study shows that children from the age of 6 years onwards are able to describe the health concepts included in the CHIP-CE.

Translated title of the contributionCross-cultural adaptation of the Spanish version of the Child Health and Illness Profile, Child Edition (CHIP-CE)
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)522-529
Number of pages8
JournalAnales de Pediatria
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2004


  • Child health profile
  • Children
  • Cognitive interviews
  • Cross-cultural adaptation
  • Perceived Health
  • Psychometric Properties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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