Adaptación cultural y confiabilidad de la compliance with Standard Precautions Scale (CSPS) para enfermeros en Brasil

Translated title of the contribution: Cultural adaptation and reliability of the compliance with standard precautions scale (CSPS) for nurses in Brazil

Fernanda Maria Vieira Pereira, Simon Ching Lam, Elucir Gir

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Objective: this study aimed to carry of the cultural adaptation and to evaluate the reliability of the Compliance with Standard Precautions Scale (CSPS) for nurses in Brazil. Method: the adaptation process entailed translation, consensus among judges, back-translation, semantic validation and pretest. The reliability was evaluated by internal consistency (Cronbach alpha) and stability (test-retest). The instrument was administered to a sample group of 300 nurses who worked in a large hospital located in the city of São Paulo/SP, Brazil. Results: through the semantic validation, the items from the scale were considered understandable and deemed important for the nurse´s clinical practice. The CSPS Brazilian Portuguese version (CSPS-PB) revealed excellent interpretability. The Cronbach’s alpha was 0.61 and the intraclass correlation coefficient was 0.85. Conclusion: the initial study showed that CSPS-PB is appropriate to assess compliance with standard precautions among nurses in Brazil. The reliability was considered acceptable. Furhter study is necessary to evaluate its comprehensive psychometric properties.

Translated title of the contributionCultural adaptation and reliability of the compliance with standard precautions scale (CSPS) for nurses in Brazil
Original languageSpanish
Article numbere2850
JournalRevista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Nurses
  • Reproducibility of results
  • Universal precautions
  • Validation studies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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