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Avaliação Psicológica

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CARDOSO, Nicolas de Oliveira; VIEIRA, Breno Sanvicente; MACHADO, Wagner de Lara  and  ARGIMON, Irani Iracema de Lima. Transcultural adaptation to Brazilian Portuguese of the Stigma Scale: a pilot study. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2020, vol.19, n.3, pp. 254-267. ISSN 1677-0471.

Mental illness stigma (MIS) has been indicated to be an aggravating factor for mental disorders, therefore, the national department of health recommends the performance of research that seeks to assist in the identification of this condition and suggest intervention strategies. This study aimed to perform the transcultural adaption to Brazilian Portuguese of the Stigma Scale and to verify its preliminary psychometric parameters. The methodology used was structured in five steps: 1) obtaining permission to adapt; 2) translation of the instrument; 3) synthesis and evaluation by specialists; 4) back-translation and specialist evaluation; and 5) a pilot study. The Brazilian version of The Stigma Scale presented good content validity (k=0.81) and internal consistency (α=0.87). The pilot study sample did not report difficulties related to the understanding of the items. The original authors of the Stigma Scale approved the Brazilian version of the instrument.

Keywords : translation; validation; mental illness stigma; mental health.

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