Journal of Religion and Health

, Volume 54, Issue 2, pp 435–448 | Cite as

Validation of the Portuguese Version of the Brief Multidimensional Measure of Religiousness/Spirituality (BMMRS-P) in Clinical and Non-clinical Samples

  • Cristiane Schumann Silva Curcio
  • Giancarlo Lucchetti
  • Alexander Moreira-Almeida
Original Paper

Abstract

Despite Brazil’s high levels of religious involvement, there is a scarcity of validated religiousness/spirituality (R/S) measures in Portuguese, particularly multidimensional ones. This study presents the validation of the Portuguese version of the “Brief Multidimensional Measure in Religiousness and Spirituality” (BMMRS) within the Brazilian context. Inpatients (262) and caregivers (389) at two hospitals of Brazil answered the BMMRS, the DUREL-p, and a sociodemographic questionnaire. The internal and convergent validity and test–retest reliability for major dimensions were good. Discriminant validity was high (except for the Forgiveness dimension). The Portuguese version of the BMMRS is a reliable and valid instrument to assess multiple R/S dimensions in clinical and non-clinical samples.

Keywords

Validation studies Religion Spirituality Psychometric Measures 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cristiane Schumann Silva Curcio
    • 1
  • Giancarlo Lucchetti
    • 1
  • Alexander Moreira-Almeida
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Center in Spirituality and Health, School of MedicineFederal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF)Juiz de ForaBrazil

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