Premonitory awareness scale in children who stutter: PAIS-TR

Uysal A. A., Yaşar Ö. C.

Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine (Turkey), vol.35, no.2, pp.31-34, 2018 (Scopus) identifier


Anticipation of stuttering is defined as the speaker’s proprioceptive and/or cognitive sense that he or she is about to stutter and prevalent among people who stutter PWS. This research was motivated by the importance of the measurement of the anticipation effect in stuttering. Premonitory Awareness Scale in Stuttering (PAIS) was adapted to Turkish and psychometric properties of the scale in Turkish population was investigated. After the translation of the PAIS to Turkish, The PAIS-TR was administered to 60 children who stutter between 6-16 years of age and their age, gender, educational matched non-stutterer peers. Results showed that the PAIS-TR had a high level of internal consistency. The reliability and validity measurements demonstrate that the Turkish version of the PAIS is a psychometrically valid and reliable instrument that can be used both for research and clinical practices.