Validation of the Duke Religion Index: DUREL (Portuguese Version)

Validation of the Duke Religion Index: DUREL (Portuguese Version)

Author Lucchetti, Giancarlo Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Granero Lucchetti, Alessandra Lamas Google Scholar
Peres, Mario F. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Leao, Frederico C. Google Scholar
Moreira-Almeida, Alexander Google Scholar
Koenig, Harold G. Google Scholar
Institution São Paulo Med Spiritist Assoc
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Albert Einstein Hosp
Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
Univ Juiz de Fora
Duke Univ
Abstract The purpose of the current study was to examine the psychometric properties of the Portuguese version of the Duke Religion Index (PDUREL) in a community setting. PDUREL was translated and adapted for administration to 383 individuals from a population-based study of low-income community-dwelling adults. the PDUREL intrinsic subscale and total scores demonstrated high internal consistency (alphas ranging from 0.733 for the total scale score to 0.758 for the intrinsic subscale). Correlations among the DUREL subscales were also examined for evidence of discriminant validity. Correlations were ranging from 0.36 to 0.46, indicating significant overlap between the scales without marked redundancy. PDUREL is a reliable and valid scale. the availability of a comprehensive, but brief measure of religiousness can help to study the role of religiousness in health by researchers from countries that speak the Portuguese language.
Keywords Religion and medicine
Language English
Date 2012-06-01
Published in Journal of Religion & Health. New York: Springer, v. 51, n. 2, p. 579-586, 2012.
ISSN 0022-4197 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Springer
Extent 579-586
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000305223500027

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