Revista de Salud Pública
Print version ISSN 0124-0064
SANCHEZ, Ricardo and ECHEVERRY, Jairo. Validating scales used for measuring factors in medicine. Rev. salud pública [online]. 2004, vol.6, n.3, pp. 302-318. ISSN 0124-0064. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0124-00642004000300006.
This article shows the mayor issues related with validation of scales applied in health research and illustrates the steps of this process. Concepts related with the selection of items, translation, validity, reliability and usefulness are discussed in this article.
Keywords : Validation studies; reproducibility of Results.