Development and content validation of the Pediatric Alert Score

Translated title of the contribution: Desenvolvimento e validação de conteúdo do Escore Pediátrico de Alerta

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Objective: To develop and validate the content of the Pediatric Alert Score to recognize clínical deterioration in hospitalized children.

Methods: Methodological study that involved an institutional committee formed by 07 health professionals, a committee of judges composed of 12 professionals from the areas of teaching, research, extension and/or child health care, and 20 children and adolescents aged 29 days to 15 years. There followed stages of conceptual and item adaptation, semantic and operational evaluation and pre-testing. Excel 16.0 was used for data processing, Delphi technique for content validation and the Content Validity Index for measuring agreement.

Results: The score reached a general content validity index of 0.97. The average application time was 4.3 minutes. 75% of the children evaluated scored 0 to 2, 15% from 3 to 4 and 10% ≥ 5.

Conclusion: The Pediatric Alert Score was developed and its content was validated, being considered easy language, good structure and presentation, contemplating indicators of clínical relevance and applicable to the study context
Translated title of the contributionDesenvolvimento e validação de conteúdo do Escore Pediátrico de Alerta
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)91-101
Number of pages10
JournalRevista da Sociedade Brasileira de Enfermeiros Pediatras
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 3 Dec 2021


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