The Portuguese Version of the Schedule of Racist Events
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There is a lack of research tools in Portuguese to evaluate racial discrimination. The purpose of this study was to psychometrically assess the Portuguese version of the Schedule of Racist Events (SRE) in a sample of individuals enrolled in a research trial with antiretroviral medications in southern Brazil.
Sample of 147 individuals living with HIV and/or AIDS. Research participants completed the Schedule of Racist Events and the WHOQOL-HIV BREF questionnaires.
The SRE scores of non-white participants were significantly higher than the scores of white-participants. The Crombach’s alpha coefficients, for the three subscales of the Portuguese version of the SRE, were high and significant. There were significant correlations between all subscales of the SRE and relevant domains of the WHOQOL-HIV BREF.
The original English version of the SRE was successfully adapted to Portuguese. The Portuguese version of SRE constitutes a valid research instrument for evaluating racial discrimination.
KeywordsRacism Questionnaires Validation studies Brazil
This study was funded by Grant CSV 302/06 of the National Program on Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS (Brazil).
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The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.
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