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Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem

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FERREIRA, Maria Beatriz Guimarães et al. Cultural adaptation and validation of an instrument on barriers for the use of research results. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2017, vol.25, e2852.  Epub Mar 09, 2017. ISSN 1518-8345.


to culturally adapt The Barriers to Research Utilization Scale and to analyze the metric validity and reliability properties of its Brazilian Portuguese version.


methodological research conducted by means of the cultural adaptation process (translation and back-translation), face and content validity, construct validity (dimensionality and known groups) and reliability analysis (internal consistency and test-retest). The sample consisted of 335 nurses, of whom 43 participated in the retest phase.


the validity of the adapted version of the instrument was confirmed. The scale investigates the barriers for the use of the research results in clinical practice. Confirmatory factorial analysis demonstrated that the Brazilian Portuguese version of the instrument is adequately adjusted to the dimensional structure the scale authors originally proposed. Statistically significant differences were observed among the nurses holding a Master's or Doctoral degree, with characteristics favorable to Evidence-Based Practice, and working at an institution with an organizational cultural that targets this approach. The reliability showed a strong correlation (r ranging between 0.77 and 0.84, p<0.001) and the internal consistency was adequate (Cronbach's alpha ranging between 0.77 and 0.82).


the Brazilian Portuguese version of The Barriers Scale was valid and reliable in the group studied.

Keywords : Nursing; Research; Evidence-Based Nursing; Validation Studies; Factor Analysis, Statistical; Organizational Culture.

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