TRANSLATION AND CULTURAL ADAPTATION OF DEATH ATTITUDE PROFILE REVISED (DAP-R) FOR USE IN BRAZIL
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Objectives: to perform the translation, cultural adaptation, and content validation of Death Attitude Profile Revised to the Brazilian context. Method: a methodological study that comprised the following stages: initial translation, synthesis of these translations, back translation, expert committee and pre-test conducted with 40 nursing students. The cultural adaptation process, which preceded content validation, carried out with three expert judges. Results: the Brazilian version of Death
... ersion of Death Attitude Profile Revised maintained semantic, idiomatic, conceptual and experiential equivalences to the original version. The final content validity coefficient of the scale reached 0.85 for language clarity and theoretical relevance and 0.86 for practical relevance. Regarding the theoretical dimensions, a substantial Kappa mean value among evaluators was obtained (0.709). Data analysis on internal consistency, performed by calculating Cronbach's alpha coefficient, displayed a reliability considered high (α = 0.892). Conclusion: it is extremely important to have an instrument adapted to the Brazilian reality that allows for measuring the attitudes towards death from both a positive and negative point of view because, by identifying these attitudes, interventions and training are designed to improve the care process in nursing. Thus, the cultural adaptation process resulted in a reliable adapted version with valid content. However, it is necessary to test the psychometric properties before using in care practice and research.