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RZEZAK, Patricia; ANTUNES, Hanna Karen Moreira; TUFIK, Sérgio  and  MELLO, Marco Túlio de. Translation and cultural adaptation of the Game Dice Task to Brazilian population. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 2012, vol.70, n.12, pp.929-933. ISSN 0004-282X.

OBJECTIVE: The Game Dice Task (GDT) was developed to measure decision making under known risk. The aim of this study was to translate and adapt the GDT to a Brazilian population. METHOD: After the GDT was translated and back-translated to Brazilian Portuguese and evaluated by eight bilingual judges, 175 Brazilian adults were divided into two groups - 160 healthy volunteers and 15 traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients - and had completed the GDT. RESULTS: Differences between genders, but not age, were observed in the healthy volunteer sample. Males more frequently chose a combination of three dice while females preferred four dice. TBI patients were more impulsive than healthy volunteers; they less frequently chose a combination of three dice and made more risky decisions. CONCLUSION: Because of the rigorous process used to translate and adapt the GDT and the differences observed between patients with TBI and healthy volunteers, the Brazilian GDT was considered satisfactory for research purposes.

Keywords : cognition; psychometrics; decision making.

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