Validation of the Duke Religion Index: DUREL (Portuguese Version)
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The purpose of the current study was to examine the psychometric properties of the Portuguese version of the Duke Religion Index (PDUREL) in a community setting. PDUREL was translated and adapted for administration to 383 individuals from a population-based study of low-income community-dwelling adults. The PDUREL intrinsic subscale and total scores demonstrated high internal consistency (alphas ranging from 0.733 for the total scale score to 0.758 for the intrinsic subscale). Correlations among the DUREL subscales were also examined for evidence of discriminant validity. Correlations were ranging from 0.36 to 0.46, indicating significant overlap between the scales without marked redundancy. PDUREL is a reliable and valid scale. The availability of a comprehensive, but brief measure of religiousness can help to study the role of religiousness in health by researchers from countries that speak the Portuguese language.
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- Validation of the Duke Religion Index: DUREL (Portuguese Version)
Journal of Religion and Health
Volume 51, Issue 2 , pp 579-586
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- 1. São Paulo Medical Spiritist Association, Av. Juriti, 367 apto. 131, São Paulo, São Paulo, 04520-000, Brazil
- 2. Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
- 3. Albert Einstein Hospital, São Paulo, Brazil
- 4. University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
- 5. University of Juiz de Fora, Juiz de Fora, Brazil
- 6. Duke University Medical Center, Durham, USA