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Transcultural adaptation of the Johns Hopkins Fall Risk Assessment Tool

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ABSTRACT

Objective:: to perform the transcultural adaptation and content validity analysis of theJohns Hopkins Fall Risk Assessment Tool to assess both fall risk and fall-relatedinjury risk for hospitalized elderly in Brazil.

Method:: the transcultural adaptation consisted of translating the scale to Portuguese(Brazil), back-translating it into its language of origin, establishing aconsensus version, and having an expert committee verify its transculturalequivalence. Content assessment was conducted by a committee of judges, endingwith the calculation of the items and scales' content validity index. Nursestested the tool.

Results:: the scale's translated version went through two evaluation rounds by the judges,based on which, the items with unsatisfactory performance were changed. Thecontent validity index for the items was ≥80.0% and the global index 97.1%. Theexperimental application showed the scale is user-friendly.

Conclusion:: the scale presents valid content for the assessment of fall risk and risk offall-related injuries and is easy to use, with the potential to contribute to theproper identification of risks and the establishment of care actions.

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Adapted version of Johns Hopkins Fall Risk Assessment Tool to be used inBrazil
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Mentions: Given the favorable results from the pre-test, the scale was considered to havecontent validity. Figure 1 presents the finalversion, adapted and validated for use in Brazil, with all the adaptationsincorporated during the process.


Transcultural adaptation of the Johns Hopkins Fall Risk Assessment Tool
Adapted version of Johns Hopkins Fall Risk Assessment Tool to be used inBrazil
© Copyright Policy - open-access
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f1: Adapted version of Johns Hopkins Fall Risk Assessment Tool to be used inBrazil
Mentions: Given the favorable results from the pre-test, the scale was considered to havecontent validity. Figure 1 presents the finalversion, adapted and validated for use in Brazil, with all the adaptationsincorporated during the process.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

ABSTRACT

Objective:: to perform the transcultural adaptation and content validity analysis of theJohns Hopkins Fall Risk Assessment Tool to assess both fall risk and fall-relatedinjury risk for hospitalized elderly in Brazil.

Method:: the transcultural adaptation consisted of translating the scale to Portuguese(Brazil), back-translating it into its language of origin, establishing aconsensus version, and having an expert committee verify its transculturalequivalence. Content assessment was conducted by a committee of judges, endingwith the calculation of the items and scales' content validity index. Nursestested the tool.

Results:: the scale's translated version went through two evaluation rounds by the judges,based on which, the items with unsatisfactory performance were changed. Thecontent validity index for the items was ≥80.0% and the global index 97.1%. Theexperimental application showed the scale is user-friendly.

Conclusion:: the scale presents valid content for the assessment of fall risk and risk offall-related injuries and is easy to use, with the potential to contribute to theproper identification of risks and the establishment of care actions.

No MeSH data available.