Descriptive analysis of the test of everyday attention for children in a Spanish normative sample | Análisis descriptivo de la batería Test of Everyday Attention (TEA-Ch) en población infantil española de Educación Primaria

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Author list: Fernández A
Publisher: Masson
Publication year: 2016
Volume number: 44
Issue number: 5
Start page: 183
End page: 192
Number of pages: 10
ISSN: 1139-9287
Languages: Spanish-Spain (ES-ES)


Abstract

Introduction. Test of Everyday Attention for Children (TEA-Ch) has been
validated in different countries demonstrating that it is an instrument
with a correct balance between reliability and duration. Given the
shortage of trustworthy instruments of evaluation in our language for
infantile population we decide to explore the Spanish version of the
TEA-Ch. Methods. We administered TEA-Ch (version A) to a sample control
of 133 Spanish children from 6 to 11 years enrolled in school in the
Community of Madrid. Four children were selected at random by course of
Primary Education, distributing the sex of equivalent form. Descriptive
analysis and comparison by ages and sex in each of the TEA-Ch's subtests
were conducted to establish a profile of the sample. In order to
analyze the effect of the age, subjects were grouped in six sub-samples:
6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 years-old. Results. This first descriptive
analysis demonstrates age exerted a significant effect on each measure,
due to an important "jump" in children's performance between 6 and 7
years-old. The effect of sex was significant only in two visual
attention measures (Sky Search & Map) and interaction age and sex
exerted a significant effect only in the dual task (Score DT).
Conclusions. The results suggest that the Spanish version of the TEA-Ch
(A) might be a useful instrument to evaluate attentional processes in
Spanish child population.


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