ERIC Number: EJ923528
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
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Brazilian Version of the Functional Assessment Measure: Cross-Cultural Adaptation and Reliability Evaluation
Lourenco Jorge, Liliana; Garcia Marchi, Flavia Helena; Portela Hara, Ana Clara; Battistella, Linamara R.
International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, v34 n1 p89-91 Mar 2011
The objective of this prospective study was to perform a cross-cultural adaptation of the Functional Assessment Measure (FAM) into Brazilian Portuguese, and to assess the test-retest reliability. The instrument was translated, back-translated, pretested, and reviewed by a committee. The Brazilian version was assessed in 61 brain-injury patients. Intrarater and interrater reliability was verified by a test-retest procedure (intraclass correlation). Intrarater reliability was moderate-to-excellent; interrater reliability was moderate-to-excellent, with the exception of one item. The Brazilian version of the FAM has acceptable test-retest reliability. Results suggest the use of the Brazilian version of the FAM in the Brazilian population, for disability evaluation and outcome assessment. Further research is required to evaluate the psychometric properties of the scale.
Descriptors: Test Reliability, Interrater Reliability, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Measures (Individuals), Portuguese, Media Adaptation, Patients, Neurological Impairments, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil