Cross-cultural adaptation of the dysfunctional voiding score symptom (DVSS) questionnaire for Brazilian children

Cross-cultural adaptation of the dysfunctional voiding score symptom (DVSS) questionnaire for Brazilian children

Author Calado, Adriano A. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Araujo, Eleazar M. Google Scholar
Barroso Junior, Ubirajara Google Scholar
Bastos Netto, Jose M. Google Scholar
Zerati Filho, Miguel Google Scholar
Macedo Junior, Antonio Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Bagli, Darius Google Scholar
Farhat, Walid Google Scholar
Institution Pernambuco State University Division of Pediatric Urology
Federal University of Bahia Division of Pediatric Urology
Federal University of Juiz de Fora Division of Pediatric Urology
Urology and Nephrology Institute Division of Pediatric Urology
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Hospital for Sick Children Division of Pediatric Urology
Abstract PURPOSE: To translate and culturally adapt the Dysfunctional Voiding Symptom Score (DVSS), questionnaire into Brazilian Portuguese. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The 10-item Dysfunctional Voiding Symptom Score (DVSS) was translated into Brazilian Portuguese according to a standard methodology: translation, synthesis, back-translation, Expert Committee, and pre-testing. After the translation process the final version was pre-tested and patient responses were analyzed to identify necessary modifications. Reliability was evaluated using the test-retest method, and internal consistency was assessed using Cronbach’s alpha. RESULTS: The Cronbach’s alpha coefficient was calculated in the test and retest phases. Internal consistency was found to be satisfactory, as confirmed by a Cronbach’s alpha coefficient of 0.76 for the test and 0.77 for the retest. A high degree of stability was found in the test/retest, with an intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) of 0.960 (p < 0.001; 95% CI: 0.943-0.972). CONCLUSION: The cross-cultural adaptation process of the Dysfunctional Voiding Symptom Score questionnaire to be used on Brazilian children was successfully completed following internationally accepted methodologies.
Keywords urinary bladder
urinary incontinence
questionnaires
urinary tract infection
Language English
Date 2010-08-01
Published in International braz j urol. Sociedade Brasileira de Urologia, v. 36, n. 4, p. 458-463, 2010.
ISSN 1677-5538 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Sociedade Brasileira de Urologia
Extent 458-463
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1677-55382010000400009
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000283288700013
SciELO ID S1677-55382010000400009 (statistics in SciELO)
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/5840

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