Translation and adaptation of the Trier social Stress Test for children into Portuguese language

Thiago Wendt Viola, Luis Eduardo Wearick-Silva, Saulo Gantes Tractenberg, Rodrigo Grassi-Oliveira
2014 Temas em Psicologia  
Since the 1990s there have only been a few studies with human subjects that focused on the underlying mechanisms associated with acute psychological stress exposure and even less have been conducted with children. Based on the idea that it is possible to elicit and measure behavioral and physiological patterns in response to stressors in a short period of time, the Trier Social Stress Test (TSST), an experiment that consists of public speaking exposure and a mental arithmetic task, was
more » ... task, was developed. However, there is no Brazilian version of the TSST for children. The current study sought to translate and adapt the TSST protocol for children to the Brazilian Portuguese language. The fi nal version of the adapted protocol consists of a story regarding the public speaking phase, as well as instructions about each phase of the protocol, including the rapports and information concerning the pre-and the post-stages of the TSST for children. This work is building toward innovation in the Brazilian stress research fi eld. In addition, whereas research on stress also involves physiological and biological markers measurements, the TSST is also an innovative tool for multidisciplinary research. Antes da década de 1990, poucos estudos com sujeitos humanos focaram-se nos mecanismos subjacentes associados à exposição ao estresse psicológico agudo e, ainda menos, foram conduzidos em amostras infantis. Baseando-se na ideia de que é possível eliciar e medir padrões comportamentais e fi siológicos em resposta a estressores em um curto período de tempo, o Trier Social Stress Test (TSST), um experimento que consiste na exposição à fala em público e a uma tarefa mental aritmética, foi desenvolvido. Todavia, não existe versão brasileira para o TSST aplicável a crianças. Assim, o presente estudo objetivou traduzir e adaptar para a língua portuguesa do Brasil o protocolo do TSST para crianças. A versão fi nal do protocolo adaptado consiste na história narrada na fase de fala em público, bem como em ins-1 Mailing address:
doi:10.9788/tp2014.3-10 fatcat:mztixyhqejhr5cgeaspx4zugje