Revista de Psiquiatria Clínica
Print version ISSN 0101-6083
GONCALVES, Angélica Martins de Souza and PILLON, Sandra Cristina. Transcultural adaptation and evaluation of the internal consistency of the Portuguese version of the Spirituality Self Rating Scale (SSRS). Rev. psiquiatr. clín. [online]. 2009, vol.36, n.1, pp. 10-15. ISSN 0101-6083. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-60832009000100002.
CONTEXT: Spirituality can be considered a personal dimension to understand questions about life, about meanings and the relationship with the sacred or transcendent, which may (or not) be related to religious rituals. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the internal consistency of translated and adapted for Brazil version of the instrument Spirituality Self Rating Scale (SSRS). METHODS: Descriptive, cross sectional study. The SSRS has been applied to study it the internal consistency in a sample consisted of 138 (69%) males psychoactive substance users linked to different services for rehabilitation or participating in group of mutual-help. RESULTS: The internal consistency, evaluated by the coefficient of Chronbach's alpha, showed overall value of 0.8355, ranging from 0.7028 to 0.8878. CONCLUSIONS: The Brazilian version of SSRS showed value of internal consistency similar to the original version in English and can be considered good.
Keywords : Spirituality; internal consistency; SSRS.