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FINOTELLI JUNIOR, Ítor  and  CAPITAO, Cláudio Garcia. Translation and cultural adaptation of the Index of Premature Ejaculation (IPE) to Brazilian Portuguese. Psico-USF [online]. 2012, vol.17, n.3, pp.467-474. ISSN 1413-8271.

The present study translated and adapted the Index of Premature Ejaculation (IPE) into Brazilian Portuguese, by the method of semantic equivalence. The IPE is a self-report scale composed by 10 items that assesses criteria such as sense of control, sexual satisfaction and distress. This process was composed by 11 professionals qualified for such method and a sample of 50 participants for the evaluation of intelligibility. The stages were translation, back-translation, assessment of semantic equivalence, final critique by experts and version pre-test. The results for the assessment of semantic equivalence presented significant agreement among the judges. This assessment classified the items as unchanged or slightly changed. The final critique by experts evaluated qualitatively the divergences and consolidated the version applied in the sample. After this application, some suggestions were incorporated and these constituted the final version. The results were satisfactory in the comprehension of the adopted language. For this version, the name was kept in English and "Brazilian Adaptation" was added to the end.

Keywords : Premature ejaculation; Sexual dysfunction; Scale; Semantic equivalence.

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