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Ciência & Saúde Coletiva

Print version ISSN 1413-8123On-line version ISSN 1678-4561

Abstract

ROEDIGER, Manuela de Almeida et al. Cross-cultural adaptation to the Portuguese language of the Determine Your Nutritional Health® screening method for the elderly in assisted living accommodation. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2017, vol.22, n.2, pp.509-518. ISSN 1678-4561.  https://doi.org/10.1590/1413-81232017222.00542016.

This article aims to describe the process of cross-cultural adaptation of the Determine Your Nutritional Health® (DNH) screening method for the elderly Brazilian population. The DNH consists of 10 questions with affirmative statements, to which specific scores are assigned and when added up correspond to the final score, which classifies individuals according to the presence or absence of nutritional risk. The process of cross-cultural adaptation of the DNH method involved the following stages: translation; back translation; semantic equivalence; evaluation by the experts; pre-test and final version of the method. Adjustments were made in words and expressions of the DNH method for the Brazilian reality. The final version of the method has been defined for Brazil as “Verify the nutritional conditions of the elderly,” presenting the same questions as in the original version of the DNH. It was in a clearer format, through questions, considered accessible and easy to understand, according to the assessment of health professionals and the elderly. The Brazilian version of the nutritional screening method, “Verify nutritional conditions of the elderly,” was translated and adapted, for use in Brazilian elderly in assisted living accommodation.

Keywords : Cross-cultural adaptation; Nutritional screening; Nutritional risk.

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