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    Cross-cultural adaptation of the Internet Gaming Disorder Scale – Short Form (IGDS9-SF) to the Brazilian context

    Donadon, M.F. and Chagas, M.H.N. and Apolinário-da-Silva, T.D. and Okino, E.T.K. and Hallak, J.E.C. and Nicoletti, Ê.A. and Pereira-Lima, K. and Degan, E.. and Santos, R.G. and Machado-de-Sousa, J.P. and Simei, J.L.Q. and Oliveira, L.M. and Pontes, Halley and Osório, F.L. (2020) 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.

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    Abstract

    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.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Gaming disorder, internet, scales, cross-cultural adaptation, psychometrics, IGDS9-SF
    School: School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Organizational Psychology
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 10 May 2021 10:55
    Last Modified: 15 Jun 2021 20:11
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/43419

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