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  1. Community screening for rheumatic disorder : Cross cultural adaptation and screening characteristics of the COPCORD core questionnaire in Brazil, Chile, and Mexico.

    Article - En anglais


    (1) To adapt the Community Oriented Programme for the Control of Rheumatic Disease (COP-CORD) Core Questionnaire (CCQ) for use as a rheumatic disease screening instrument in Spanish and Portuguese communities in Brazil, Chile, and Mexico, including translation and back translation, and assessment of cross cultural equivalence and reliability. (2) To determine the screening characteristics of the CCQ, specifically the sensitivity and specificity of Spanish and Portuguese versions for detecting cases of rheumatic disorder compared with a full clinical examination by a rheumatologist. (3) To determine the number of clinical examinations that could be avoided in population studies by applying the CCQ followed by a clinical examination in positive CCQ screenees.


    Translation and assessment of cross cultural equivalence were conducted by practising rheumatologists in Brazil, Chile, and Mexico using standardized methods.

    Back translation was done by an independent rheumatologist (Brazil), a radiologist (Chile), and a general physician (Mexico).

    Interviewer agreement was assessed in all sites in a convenience sample.

    Sensitivity and specificity were assessed by independently administering the CCQ and a full clinical examination to a sample of 200 persons aged 15 years or older, randomly selected from communities in Sao Paulo, Brazil (n=200), Temuco, Chile (n=200), and Mexico City, Mexico (n=200).



    Mots-clés Pascal : Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Muscle strié pathologie, Homme, Dépistage, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Questionnaire, Version étrangère, Milieu culturel, Mexique, Amérique Centrale, Amérique, Chili, Amérique du Sud, Brésil, Portugais, Espagnol, Pays en développement, Community Oriented Program for the Control of Rheumatic Disease

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Striated muscle disease, Human, Medical screening, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Questionnaire, Foreign language version, Cultural environment, Mexico, Central America, America, Chile, South America, Brazil, Portuguese, Spanish, Developing countries

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0126345

    Code Inist : 002B15I. Création : 21/05/1997.