Abstract:OBJECTIVE:Few instruments are available in Brazil to evaluate psychomotor activity in psychiatric emergency, clinical, and research settings. This study aimed to perform a cross-cultural adaptation of the behavioral activity rating scale (BARS) into Brazilian Portuguese and assess the psychometric properties of the scale.
METHODS:An expert committee consensus conducted a translation and back-translation of the original scale, resulting in the BARS-BR. Four pairs of physicians applied the BARS-BR and the Sedati… Show more
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