Vol. 5 nº 4 - Oct/Nov/Dec de 2011
Original Article Páginas: 322 a 327

Cross-cultural Adaptation of the "Functional Activities Questionnaire - FAQ" for use in Brazil

Authors Maria Angélica dos Santos Sanchez1; Pricila Cristina Ribeiro Correa2; Roberto Alves Lourenço3


keywords: cross-cultural adaptation, informant report, disability, aging.

Objective: The aim of this paper was to present the results of the first stage of cross-cultural adaptation of the Functional Activities Questionnaire (FAQ). Methods: The tool was subjected to translation and re-translation, and the test-retest reliability of a proposed version for use in Brazil was analyzed. Results: Of the 548 questionnaire respondents, a convenience sample of 68 informants was selected for retesting. Internal consistency was measured by Cronbach's alpha (0.95) while test-retest reliability was assessed using intra-class correlation (0.97). The findings have shown that FAQ is brief - averaging seven minutes to apply, easily understood and has good intra-rater test-retest reliability. Conclusion: Our results suggest this adapted version of the FAQ is a reliable and stable tool which may be useful for assessing function in Brazilian elderly. Notwithstanding, the version should be subjected to further analysis with the aim of reaching functional equivalence.


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