Burn Sexuality Questionnaire: Brazilian translation, validation and cultural adaptation

Burn Sexuality Questionnaire: Brazilian translation, validation and cultural adaptation

Author Piccolo, Monica Sarto Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Gragnani, Alfredo Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Daher, Ricardo Piccolo Google Scholar
Scanavino, Marco de Tubino Google Scholar
Rocha, Maria José Azevedo de Brito Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Ferreira, Lydia Masako Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Pronto Socorro Queimaduras
Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
Univ Vale Sapucai
Abstract In measuring the quality of life of burn victims, it is essential that we find reliable and valid means. the Burn Sexuality Questionnaire (BSQ) is a specific instrument that assesses sexuality in the context of quality of life of burn victims. We set out to translate, validate and culturally adapt the BSQ into Brazilian Portuguese. the Portuguese version was applied to 80 patients. After translation, cultural adaptation was performed with 30 patients. We also tested the final version for reliability in 20 patients, and for face, content and construct validities in 30 patients, according to standard procedures. Total Cronbach's alpha was 0.87. Pearson's correlation was significant between scores for different time points. Construct validity was demonstrated with the correlation of the BSQ with the Burn Specific Health Scale - Revised (BSHS-R) questionnaire. It showed significant correlation between the BSQ social comfort domain and the BSHS-R affect and body image (p = 0.025), simple function ability (p = 0.008), work (p = 0.016) and treatment (p = 0.037) domains. This cultural adaptation of the BSQ suggests that it is a reliable tool and has construct validity for the social comfort domain. There is still need for a better-structured tool that could possibly evaluate functional and psychological aspects of sexuality, because one could easily overlook the psychosocial aspects of patients with major, Complex burns. (C) 2012 Elsevier Ltd and ISBI. All rights reserved.
Keywords Burns
Health-care surveys
Quality of health care
Language English
Date 2013-08-01
Published in Burns. Oxford: Elsevier B.V., v. 39, n. 5, p. 942-949, 2013.
ISSN 0305-4179 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Elsevier B.V.
Extent 942-949
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2012.10.012
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000321602800015
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/36596

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