Reliability and validity of the body image quality of life inventory: Version for Brazilian burn victims†
Article first published online: 13 MAR 2013
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Research in Nursing & Health
Volume 36, Issue 3, pages 299–310, June 2013
How to Cite
Assunção, F. F. O., Dantas, R. A. S., Ciol, M. A., Gonçalves, N., Farina, J. A. and Rossi, L. A. (2013), Reliability and validity of the body image quality of life inventory: Version for Brazilian burn victims. Res. Nurs. Health, 36: 299–310. doi: 10.1002/nur.21538
The authors acknowledge the contributions of The State of São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), which sponsored this study.
- Issue published online: 22 MAY 2013
- Article first published online: 13 MAR 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 16 JAN 2013
- body image;
- quality of life
The aims of this study were to adapt the Body Image Quality of Life Inventory (BIQLI) into Brazilian Portuguese (BP) and to assess the psychometric properties of the adapted version. Construct validity was assessed by correlating the BIQLI-BP scores with the Rosenberg's Self-Esteem Scale, with Burns Specific Health Scale—Revised (BSHS-R), and with gender, total body surface area burned, and visibility of the scars. Participants were 77 adult burn patients. Cronbach's alpha for the adapted version was .90 and moderate linear correlations were found between body image and self-esteem and between BIQLI-BP scores and two domains of the BSHS-R: affect and body image and interpersonal relationships. The BIQLI-BP showed acceptable levels of reliability and validity for Brazilian burn patients. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Res Nurs Health 36:299–310, 2013