Donadon, MF and Chagas, MHN and Apolinario-da-Silva, TD and Okino, ETK and Hallak, JEC and Nicoletti, EA and Pereira-Lima, K and Degan, EA and Santos, RG and Machado-de-Sousa, JP and Simei, JLQ and Oliveira, LM and Pontes, HM and Osorio, FL, Cross-cultural adaptation of the Internet Gaming Disorder Scale - Short Form (IGDS9-SF) to the Brazilian context, Trends in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, 42, (3) pp. 262-266. ISSN 2237-6089 (2020) [Refereed Article]
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Introduction: The Internet Gaming Disorder Scale – Short Form (IGDS9-SF) assesses the severity, harmful effects and/or consequences of excessive online and offline gaming. Its conciseness and theoretical foundations on current diagnostic criteria of gaming disorders make it a useful resource for clinical and screening settings.
Objective: To describe the process of cross-cultural adaptation of the IGDS9-SF to the Brazilian context.
Methods: The cross-cultural adaptation involved the steps of independent translation of the instrument, synthesis version, back-translation, pre-test and elaboration of the final version. Content validity assessment was conducted by a multidisciplinary committee of experts and consisted of both a quantitative analysis (calculation of content validity coefficients – CVC) and a qualitative analysis (assessment of the experts’ comments and suggestions). The pre-test sample consisted of 30 gamers with variable sociodemographic characteristics.
Results: The cross-cultural adaptation of the scale followed the proposed protocol, and the CVC was satisfactory (≥ 0.83) for all the structures and equivalences assessed. Most of the suggestions made by the experts were accepted (mainly adjustments and language standardization). The gamers who participated in the pre-test judged the scale easy to understand and did not suggest changes.
Discussion: The Brazilian version of the IGDS9-SF showed adequate content validity and is available for researchers and clinicians, as well as for the investigation of additional psychometric characteristics.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||gaming disorder, internet, scales, cross-cultural adaptation, psychometrics, IGDS9-SF|
|Research Group:||Clinical and health psychology|
|Research Field:||Health psychology|
|Objective Group:||Public health (excl. specific population health)|
|Objective Field:||Mental health|
|UTAS Author:||Pontes, HM (Dr Halley de Oliveira Miguel Pontes)|
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