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Volume 111, Nº 6, December 2018


DOI: http://www.dx.doi.org/10.5935/abc.20180169


Validation of the Brazilian-Portuguese Version of a Short Questionnaire to Assess Knowledge in Cardiovascular Disease Patients (CADE-Q SV)

Gabriela Lima de Melo Ghisi

Gabriela S. S. Chaves

Jessica Blanco Loures

Gabriela Moreira Bonfim

Raquel Britto


Background: Patient education is an essential part of cardiovascular patients’ care targeting self-management behavior to reduce risk factors and subsequent events. Herein, a short and reliable tool to assess patients’ knowledge in Brazil is warranted.

Objectives: To translate, culturally-adapt and psychometrically validate the Portuguese version of the Coronary Artery Disease Education Questionnaire Short Version (CADE-Q SV). Methods: The Portuguese CADE-Q SV – translated and culturally-adapted - was reviewed by five bilingual experts in cardiovascular disease. This version was then pre-tested in 21 patients, and clarity of items was checked using a Likert type scale ranging from 1 = not clear to 10 = very clear. It was then psychometrically tested in 200 cardiovascular patients (41%women; mean age = 58.4 ± 11.6 years old). The internal consistency was assessed using Kuder-Richardson-20 (KR-20) and Cronbach’s alpha, test-retest reliability through intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC), factor structure using confirmatory factor analysis, and construct validity regarding educational level, family income, and time of diagnosis.

Results: All questions were considered clear by patients (clarity range:7.8-9.6). KR-20 was 0.70. All ICC values were > 0.70. Factor analysis revealed 6 factors, all internally consistent. Construct validity was supported by significant differences in total scores by educational level and family income (p < 0.001). The overall mean was 13.08 ± 2.61. The area with the highest knowledge was risk factors and the lowest was psychosocial risk.

Conclusions: The Portuguese CADE-SV was demonstrated to have good validity and reliability. This tool can be applicable in clinical and research settings, assessing cardiovascular patients’ knowledge as part of an education programming. (Arq Bras Cardiol. 2018; 111(6):841-849)

Keywords: Cardiovascular Diseases; Coronary Artery Disease; Surveys and Questionnaires; Patient Education as Topic; Knowledge; Educational Status.