Reliability and validity of the UTBAS-TR (The Unhelpful Thoughts and Beliefs Scale-the Turkish version) in the Turkish population.

Aydın Uysal A., Ege P.

International Journal Of Speech-Language Pathology, vol.11, pp.1-6, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier



Purpose: This paper decribes the development of the Turkish adaptation of UTBAS (UTBAS-TR) and reports the results concerning its applicability and psychometric structure.

Method: The sample consisted of 81 males and 19 females diagnosed with developmental stuttering in two centres. Test-retest reliability score was obtained by correlating results of repeated aplications of the scale within a one-week interval and a paired t-test was calculated to see the differences in the total and UTBAS I, II and III scores. The internal consistency was assessed using the Cronbach’s alpha. Construct validity was also assessed by examining inter-scale correlations and with the correlations of the UTBAS-TR with two other scales (State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) and Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI)).

Result: The internal consistency of the UTBAS-TR and the test and retest reliability score was statiıstically significant. The correlation between UTBAS-TR total score and the UTBAS-TR I, II and III correlations were high. A significant correlation was observed between UTBAS-TR total score with State Anxiety Inventory. However, the correlations between UTBAS-TR-Total Score and Trait Anxiety Inventory and Beck Anxiety Inventory were low.

Conclusion: The UTBAS-TR proved to be suitable for use with the Turkish population.

Keywords: StutteringUTBASvalidity