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Adaptation to Brazilian Portuguese and Latin-American Spanish and psychometric properties of the Mental Illness Clinicians’ Attitudes Scale (MICA v4)

Rojas Vistorte, Angel O., Ribeiro, Wagner ORCID: 0000-0001-6735-3861, Ziebold, Carolina, Asevedo, Elson, Evans-Lacko, Sara ORCID: 0000-0003-4691-2630, Varas, Denisse Jaen, Gutierrez, Nataly, Haddad, Michel, Ulloa, Oscar, Martínez, Ricel, Harada, Andresa Sartor and Mari, Jair de Jesus (2023) Adaptation to Brazilian Portuguese and Latin-American Spanish and psychometric properties of the Mental Illness Clinicians’ Attitudes Scale (MICA v4). Trends in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, 45 (1). 1 - 7. ISSN 2237-6089

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Identification Number: 10.47626/2237-6089-2021-0291

Abstract

Objective: To describe translation to Spanish and Portuguese and adaptation of the Mental Illness Clinicians’ Attitudes Scale version 4 (MICA v4). Methods: The questionnaire was administered to primary care physicians (PCPs) from four Latin- American countries, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, and Cuba. The validation process included four phases: 1) translation of the questionnaire to Spanish and Portuguese; 2) assessment of face validity; 3) assessment of reliability; and 4) evaluation of construct validity with confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). Results: The study sample comprised 427 PCPs. The mean age of the Spanish-speaking sample (n =252) was 40.1 (S.D = 9.7) years and the mean age of the Portuguese-speaking sample (n = 150) was 40.2 (S.D = 10.9) years. Both models demonstrated “appropriate” internal reliability. Total omega was 0.91 for the Spanish-speaking sample and 0.89 for the Portuguese-speaking sample. The CFA of both questionnaires showed an appropriate fit for a three-factor model (Portuguese: CFI = 0.927; TLI = 0.913; RMSEA = 0.066; Spanish: CFI = 0.945; TLI = 0.935; RMSEA = 0.068). Conclusion: The Latin-American versions of the MICA v4 in Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese have appropriate psychometric properties, good internal consistency, and are applicable to and acceptable in the Latin-American context. The instrument proved its validity for collecting data on stigmatizing attitudes among health professionals in different contexts and cultures.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2023 The Author(s)
Divisions: Personal Social Services Research Unit
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2023 15:27
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2024 16:03
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/119386

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