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Abstract

VIEIRA, Ana Shirley Maranhão et al. Validation of an educational booklet for people with chronic pain: EducaDor. BrJP [online]. 2019, vol.2, n.1, pp.39-43. ISSN 2595-3192.  https://doi.org/10.5935/2595-0118.20190008.

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES:

Socio-educational tools aimed at the population with chronic pain can help in the knowledge about trigger mechanisms, beliefs, and attitudes towards pain that may be useful in their control. In addition to developing them, it is necessary to evaluate whether these tools are valid for therapeutic use. The objective of this study was to describe the validation process of an educational booklet for people with chronic pain.

METHODS:

This study was developed in three stages: questionnaires for the evaluation of the booklet by patients and professionals, interview, and content validation. The sample consisted of 60 patients with chronic pain and six professionals specialized in your treatment. For validation, the Content Validity Index per items was used considering a score greater than or equal to 80%.

RESULTS:

All six domains evaluated in the booklet obtained a Content Validity Index per items score greater than 80%. The Content Validity Index per items overall rate of the domains evaluated by the patients was 88% while for the health professionals it was 92%.

CONCLUSION:

The EducaDor booklet showed to be valid for use in the education of patients with chronic pain.

Keywords : Chronic pain; Health education; Validation study.

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