New Tools for Paediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory in Children developed

Dr. Angelina Kakooza an Associate Professor in the Department of Paediatrics, School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences conducted a study to adapt the Paediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI) for Uganda. The PEDI was originally developed and standardized to measure functional performance in American children. The study performed by Prof. Kakooza and the research team is the first of its kind conducted in sub-Saharan Africa. The study describes the adaptation, translation, and validation process undertaken to develop a culturally relevant PEDI for Uganda (PEDI‐UG).

The PEDI‐UG is now available (see attached files) for use in Uganda in both English (the official language) and Luganda (a local language) and comprises 185 items. The tool incorporates local examples while retaining the original PEDI. The tool can be used to measure functional limitations in both clinical practice and research in order to assess and evaluate rehabilitative procedures in children with developmental delay and disability in Uganda.