Translation and adaptation into Brazilian Portuguese of the Family Accommodation Scale for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder - interviewer-Rated (FAS-IR)

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Authors and Corporations: Gomes, Juliana Braga, Calvocoressi, Lisa, Van Noppen, Barbara, Pato, Michele, Meyer, Elisabeth, Braga, Daniela Tusi, Kristensen, Christian Haag, Cordioli, Aristides Volpato
Title: Translation and adaptation into Brazilian Portuguese of the Family Accommodation Scale for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder - interviewer-Rated (FAS-IR)
In: Revista de Psiquiatria do Rio Grande do Sul, 32, 2010, 3, p. 102-112
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FapUNIFESP (SciELO)
Physical Description:102-112
ISSN/ISBN: 0101-8108
Summary:<jats:p>OBJECTIVE: To describe the process of translation and adaptation into Brazilian Portuguese of the Family Accommodation Scale for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder - Interviewer-Rated (FAS-IR). METHOD: The process of translation and adaptation of the scale involved four bilingual health professionals. The scale was initially translated into Brazilian Portuguese independently by two professionals. Then, the two versions were compared, resulting in a preliminary Portuguese version that was administered to 15 relatives of patients diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) with different education levels, deliberately chosen to collect language adjustment suggestions. Subsequently, the scale was translated back into English independently by two other professionals. After comparing the two back translations, a new English version was generated. This version was reviewed and approved by the authors of the original scale. RESULTS: The Brazilian Portuguese version of the FAS-IR proved to be easily understood and can be used in relatives of OCD patients from different socioeconomic backgrounds. CONCLUSION: Adaptation of the FAS-IR into Brazilian Portuguese will enable health professionals to assess the level of accommodation in relatives of OCD patients and allows the development of future studies aimed at 1) studying the influence of family accommodation on maintaining and possibly facilitating OCD symptoms, and 2) assessing the effect of family accommodation on treatment outcomes in Portuguese-speaking populations.</jats:p>
Type of Resource:E-Article
Source:FapUNIFESP (SciELO) (CrossRef)
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