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MANZI-OLIVEIRA, Alana Batistuta; BALARINI, Fernanda Belinassi; MARQUES, Letícia Aparecida da Silva  and  PASIAN, Sonia Regina. Cross-cultural adaptation of psychological assessment instruments: Brazilian literature review from 2000 to 2010. Psico-USF [online]. 2011, vol.16, n.3, pp. 367-381. ISSN 1413-8271.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-82712011000300013.

Given the search for technical-scientific improvement in the psychological assessment processes, this paper presents an overview of the Brazilian research about the cross-cultural adaptation of psychological assessment instruments. Based in a literature review of studies published between the period from 2000 to 2010, 24 studies were selected that formed the corpus analyzed. Most studies have followed international and national guidelines, among which 24 studies performed translation process, 18 showed analysis of reliability and 16 studies presented validity evidences. It can be concluded, among the analyzed studies, that there are a variety of procedures employed for the adaptation of psychological assessment instruments in the Brazilian context. Still, some differences were observed regarding the use of terms referring to the psychometric taxonomy. It is intended to provide reflection elements to researchers and professionals regarding the adaptation of psychological assessment instruments in Brazil. .

Keywords : Psychological assessment; Cross-cultural adaptation; Literature review; Validity; Reliability.

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