SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.51Spatial patterns of preventable perinatal mortality in Salvador, Bahia, BrazilUso de drogas ilícitas e binge drinking entre estudantes adolescentes índice de autoresíndice de assuntospesquisa de artigos
Home Pagelista alfabética de periódicos  

Serviços Personalizados




Links relacionados


Revista de Saúde Pública

versão On-line ISSN 1518-8787


MORGADO, Fabiane Frota da Rocha et al. Cross-cultural adaptation of the EMIC Stigma Scale for people with leprosy in Brazil. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 2017, vol.51, 80.  Epub 04-Set-2017. ISSN 1518-8787.


Describe the process of cross-cultural adaptation of the “Explanatory Model Interview Catalog – Stigma Scale” for people affected by leprosy in Brazil.


After being authorized by the author of the scale to use it in the national context, we initiated the five steps process of cross-cultural adaptation: (1) translation, (2) synthesis meeting, (3) back-translation, (4) committee of experts and (5) pre-test. The internal consistency of the scale was evaluated using Cronbach’s alpha coefficient.


The 15 items of the scale’s original version were translated into Brazilian Portuguese. The adapted scale showed evidence of a good understanding of its content, attested both by experts and members of the target population. Its internal consistency was 0.64.


The adapted instrument shows satisfactory internal consistency. It may be useful in future studies that intend to provide broad situational analysis that supports solid public health programs with a focus on effective stigma reduction. In a later study, the construct’s validity, criterion, and reproducibility will be evaluated.

Palavras-chave : Leprosy, psychology; Social Stigma; Translations; Surveys and Questionnaires, utilization.

        · resumo em Português     · texto em Português | Inglês     · Português ( pdf ) | Inglês ( pdf )