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Implanted children's musicality scale

Grant number: 19/23154-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2020
Effective date (End): January 31, 2021
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Speech Therapy
Principal Investigator:Natália Barreto Frederigue Lopes
Grantee:Nicole França de Sousa
Host Institution: Faculdade de Odontologia de Bauru (FOB). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Bauru , SP, Brazil


Music perception has become a challenge in the field of research regarding cochlear implants (CI) and, given the need to use subjective and objective measures to assess it in the CI user population, several questionnaires are proposed. Among them, the Musicality Rating Scale, which assesses musicality in preschool children. This study proposes the cultural adaptation of this instrument that has English as its first language. The scale translated into Brazilian Portuguese, in its synthesis version, will be applied as a pretest in parents and/or guardians of children using CI attended in a public cochlear implant service by interview. The questions, suggestions or difficulties of the interviewees will be used for the composition of the adapted version. For this, meetings will be held with the expert group to validate the final version. (AU)

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