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Archives of Clinical Psychiatry (São Paulo)

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TEIXEIRA, Paula Costa et al. Transcultural adaptation: translation and content validation of the Commitment Exercise Scale to the Brazilian language. Rev. psiquiatr. clín. [online]. 2011, vol.38, n.1, pp.24-28. ISSN 0101-6083.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-60832011000100006.

BACKGROUND: The Exercise Commitment Scale (CES) evaluates commitment, attitude and behavior regarding exercise in eating disorders patients. OBJECTIVE: Translation and cultural adaptation of the CES for Portuguese (BRA), content validation and analysis of internal consistency. METHODS: This study involved five steps: (1) translation, (2) re-translation, (3) technical review and evaluation semantics, (4) content validation by professionals - judges, (5) assessment of the instrument in a sample of students, by assessing the degree of understanding and analysis of internal consistency by Cronbach's a coefficient. RESULTS: The scale was translated and adapted. It was considered easy to understand (degree of understanding from 4.3 to 4.9) and showed acceptable consistency coefficients (Cronbach's a: 0.60 to 0.79). DISCUSSION: Satisfactory results of this adaptation process allow the recommendation of the CES Brazilian version. Analysis is needed of construct and factorial validation, and of reproducibility.

Keywords : Translation; scales; validation studies; eating disorders; exercise.

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