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Acta Paulista de Enfermagem

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BALAMINUT, Talita et al. Cultural adaptation and reliability for Brazil of the Automated Telephone Disease Management: Preliminary results. Acta paul. enferm. [online]. 2012, vol.25, n.5, pp. 795-801.  Epub Oct 02, 2012. ISSN 1982-0194.

OBJECTIVES: To translate, culturally adapt for Brazil the Automated Telephone Disease Management (ATDM) Satisfaction Scales and evaluate the reliability of the adapted version in Brazilian adults with diabetes mellitus (DM). METHODS: A methodological study whose cultural adaptation process included: translation, expert committee, back translation, semantic analysis and pretesting. This study included a sample of 39 Brazilian adults with DM enrolled in an educational program in São Paulo. RESULTS: The adapted version of the instrument showed good acceptance with easy comprehension of the items by the participants, with reliability ranging between 0.30 and 0.43. CONCLUSION: After analyzing the psychometric properties and finalizing the validation process in the country, the instrument can be used by Brazilian researchers, making it possible to compare with other cultures.

Keywords : Telemedicine; Patient satisfaction; Diabetes mellitus; Telephone.

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