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Abstract

PARIS, Gisele Ferreira; MONTIGNY, Francine de  and  PELLOSO, Sandra Marisa. CROSS-CULTURAL ADAPTATION AND VALIDATION EVIDENCE OF THE PERINATAL GRIEF SCALE. Texto contexto - enferm. [online]. 2017, vol.26, n.1, e5430015.  Epub May 29, 2017. ISSN 0104-0707.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0104-07072017005430015.

Objective:

to carry out cross-cultural adaptation and validation of evidence Perinatal Grief Scale into Portuguese of Brazil and French of Canada languages.

Method:

a methodological study involving application of Perinatal Grief Scale from the set of cross-cultural adaptation procedures. The population was all women that had stillbirth in the year 2013 residents in the municipal district of Maringa-Brazil and participants of the Centre d'Etudes et de Recherche en Intervention Familiale, University of Quebec, Outaouais, Canada.

Results:

the scale versions in Portuguese and French was reliable in the two populations. The Cronbach's alpha coefficient in the scale applied in Brazil was of 0.93 and applied in Canada was of 0.94. Only the Portuguese version, four items were not correlated with the total scale.

Conclusion:

the Perinatal Grief Scale can be used to identify the grief state in women that had stillbirth, in its version of each country.

Keywords : Fetal death; Grief; Psychometrics; Validation studies; Nursing..

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