Cross-cultural adaptation of the Events Schedule-Alzheimer's Disease to Brazilian Portuguese

Cross-cultural adaptation of the Events Schedule-Alzheimer's Disease to Brazilian Portuguese

Author Silva de Souza Saviotti, Karen Rosangela Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Fernadez Canon, Mariana Boaro Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Pires Camargo Novelli, Marcia Maria Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Abstract Background: Engagement in pleasant activities for elders with cognitive impairment may improve mood and reduce behavior problems. The Pleasant Events Schedule-Alzheimer's Disease (PES-AD) has been described as a useful tool for this purpose, and its transcultural adaptation allows professionals to aid caretakers and elders in identifying pleasurable activities. Objective: Submit the PES-AD to process of cross-cultural adaptation to Brazilian Portuguese. Methods: The PES-AD was submitted to a five-stage process of cross-cultural adaptation as follows: 1) translation

2) summary of translation

3) back-translation

4) evaluation of equivalences: semantic, idiomatic, cultural, conceptual

and 5) pre-testing. Results: The five-stage process was conducted on 36 items and three were adjusted. In the evaluation of equivalencies, four items had a level of agreement less than 0.8 and so were modified according to judges' suggestions. Discussion: Submitting the PES-AD to a five-stage, cross-cultural adaptation maintained the original instrument's content validity.
Keywords Leisure activity
pleasure
aged
dementia
Alzheimer's disease
Language English
Date 2016
Published in Archives Of Clinical Psychiatry. Sao Paulo, v. 43, n. 5, p. 95-102, 2016.
ISSN 0101-6083 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Psiquiatria
Extent 95-102
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0101-60830000000093
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000390448500001
SciELO ID S0101-60832016000500095 (statistics in SciELO)
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/51041

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