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MOREIRA, Gabriela Salim Xavier; NEUFELD, Carmem Beatriz  and  ALMEIDA, Sebastião Sousa. Transcultural adaptation of the "Everybody's Different" program to self-esteem promotion among adolescents: translation process to Brazilian portuguese. Psicol. teor. prat. [online]. 2017, vol.19, n.3, pp.99-118. ISSN 1516-3687.

Eating Disorders and Obesity share the same health risk factors as dissatisfaction with body image, low self-esteem, and poor eating behaviors. Self-esteem promotion programs lead to a positive body image, which is associated with physical and mental health among adolescents. The objective of this study was to do the transcultural adaptation of the "Everybody's Different" program to the Brazilian context, aiming its application among adolescents between 10 and 14 years old. This program aims at promoting a positive body image by raising general self-esteem. We followed the main international recommendations for instruments adaptation (translations, synthesis of translations, back-translations, synthesis of back-translations, and committee of judges). Some terms were not translated literally, respecting the cultural equivalence between the original version and the Brazilian context. We selected a vocabulary that could be easily understood for the age group and with national comprising. The "Todos São Diferentes" program is available for use and evaluation in the Brazilian population, with the purpose of investigating its effectiveness in preventing health risk behaviors.

Keywords : primary prevention; health promotion; self-esteem; body image; adolescent.

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