Adaptação transcultural e propriedades psicométricas do COPE breve em uma amostra brasileira

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Universidade Federal de Goiás


Evidence indicates that some strategies of coping may play an important role in the disease psychological adaptation. It is important to evaluate the different ways of how people respond to stressful situations. Questionnaires for the assessment of coping have been widely used and recommended both in clinical practice and for research. The aim of this study was therefore to adapt the Brief COPE for the Brazilian population and to evaluate the psychometric properties of this instrument in a Brazilian sample. The cross-cultural adaptation of the Brief COPE followed procedures recommended by Beaton et al. and the final version was tested on a sample of 30 patients. Two hundred and thirty-seven individuals participated in the evaluation of the psychometric properties of the adapted version (Brief COPE). The intra-observer reliability was assessed in the reapplication of the Brief COPE after four weeks by the same observer. Factor analysis was conducted to evaluate the factorial validity of the Brief COPE. The internal consistency was estimated using the Cronbach’s alpha, calculated for each sub-scale and full scale factors. Regarding the results, the test-retest rateswere mostly above 0.75, demonstrating good reliability. Cronbach’s alpha for the whole Brief Cope was 0.84; 2 out of 14 sub-scales achieved Cronbach's alpha of at least 0.70, the other sub-scales were below this parameter. Factor analysis revealed four factors. We conclude that the Brief COPE was properly translated for use in the Brazilian population, demonstrating to be a reliable instrument to assess coping strategies.



BRASILEIRO, Sarah Vieira. Adaptação transcultural e propriedades psicométricas do COPE breve em uma amostra brasileira. 2012. 85 f. Dissertação (Mestrado em Ciências da Saúde) - Universidade Federal de Goiás, Goiânia, 2012.