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Reliability and validity of the body image quality of life inventory: Version for Brazilian burn victims

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  • Flávia Fernanda Oliveira Assunção,

    1. University of Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil
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    • Physical Therapist.

  • Rosana Aparecida Spadoti Dantas,

    1. University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto College of Nursing, São Paulo, Av. Bandeirantes, 3900, 14040-902 Ribeirão Preto, Brazil
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    • Associate Professor.

  • Márcia Aparecida Ciol,

    1. Rehabilitation Medicine Department, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
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    • Research Associate Professor.

  • Natália Gonçalves,

    1. University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto College of Nursing, São Paulo, Av. Bandeirantes, 3900, 14040-902 Ribeirão Preto, Brazil
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    • Ph.D. Student.

  • Jayme Adriano Farina Jr.,

    1. University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto Medical School, Head of the Division of Plastic Surgery and the Burn Unit at Hospital das Clínicas, São Paulo, Brazil
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  • Lidia Aparecida Rossi

    Corresponding author
    1. University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto College of Nursing, São Paulo, Av. Bandeirantes, 3900, 14040-902 Ribeirão Preto, Brazil
    • University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto College of Nursing, São Paulo, Av. Bandeirantes, 3900, 14040-902 Ribeirão Preto, Brazil
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    • Full Professor.


  • The authors acknowledge the contributions of The State of São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), which sponsored this study.

Abstract

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

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