African Journal of
Pharmacy and Pharmacology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Pharm. Pharmacol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0816
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPP
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 2111

Full Length Research Paper

Cross-cultural adaptation and validation to Brazil of the “Medication Counseling Behavior Guidelines”

Anne Caroline Oliveira dos Santos
  • Anne Caroline Oliveira dos Santos
  • Laboratory of Teaching and Research in Social Pharmacy (LEPFS), Department of Pharmacy, Federal University of Sergipe, São Cristóvão, SE, Brazil.
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Felipe Pimentel Paixao
  • Felipe Pimentel Paixao
  • University Hospital, Federal University of Sergipe, Aracaju, SE, Brazil.
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Alessandra Rezende Mesquita
  • Alessandra Rezende Mesquita
  • Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
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Izadora Menezes da Cunha Barros
  • Izadora Menezes da Cunha Barros
  • Department of Pharmacy, Federal University of Sergipe, Lagarto, SE, Brazil.
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Kerilin Stancine Santos Rocha
  • Kerilin Stancine Santos Rocha
  • Laboratory of Teaching and Research in Social Pharmacy (LEPFS), Department of Pharmacy, Federal University of Sergipe, São Cristóvão, SE, Brazil.
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Sabrina Cerqueira Santos
  • Sabrina Cerqueira Santos
  • Laboratory of Teaching and Research in Social Pharmacy (LEPFS), Department of Pharmacy, Federal University of Sergipe, São Cristóvão, SE, Brazil.
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Chiara Ermínia da Rocha
  • Chiara Ermínia da Rocha
  • Department of Pharmacy, Federal University of Sergipe, Lagarto, SE, Brazil.
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and Divaldo Pereira de Lyra Junior
  • and Divaldo Pereira de Lyra Junior
  • Laboratory of Teaching and Research in Social Pharmacy (LEPFS), Department of Pharmacy, Federal University of Sergipe, São Cristóvão, SE, Brazil.
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  •  Received: 02 June 2018
  •  Accepted: 18 July 2018
  •  Published: 08 August 2018

Abstract

This work aimed to translate cross-culturally adapts, and validate the “Medication Counseling Behavior Guidelines” instrument into Brazilian Portuguese. The process of cross-cultural adaptation was carried out using international recommendations. The generated versions were evaluated for the semantic, idiomatic, cultural, and conceptual equivalences and the pre-test was carried out with undergraduate pharmacy students. The reliability of the instrument was evaluated through inter-observer reliability, test-retest, and internal consistency tests. The final version was submitted for content validation. The process of cross-cultural translation and validation result in the Brazilian-Portuguese version of the tool was done. During the translation and back-translation stages, only grammatical changes were made to establish cross-cultural equivalence between the versions under analysis. Regarding the semantic evaluation, six items (15.4%) revealed less than 80% agreement between the judges and were adjusted. Agreement greater than 80% was verified for all items assessed as cultural and conceptual equivalences. In the pre-test, four items (10.2%) were modified. Inter-observers and test-retest reliability demonstrated good to excellent reproducibility for most items (ICC = 0.60-0.98) and internal consistency was considered high (Cronbach's alpha = 0.99). Psychometric evaluation demonstrated and confirmed the validity of the Brazilian-Portuguese version of the tool to assess patient counseling practices. The tool can be used by pharmacists and undergraduate pharmacy students to improve the quality of patient counseling.

Key words: Validation studies, health communication, counseling, simulation training.