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Revista de Salud Pública

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GIRALDO-OSORIO, Alexandra et al. International collaborative process for adaptation of PCAT questionnaires to the Colombian context. Rev. salud pública [online]. 2017, vol.19, n.5, pp.704-710. ISSN 0124-0064.


To obtain versions adapted to the Colombian context of the Primary Care Assessment Tools Child Edition and Adult Edition questionnaires (PCAT-CE and PCAT-AE, respectively) to assess the functions of primary care with equivalence to their original versions.


Transcultural adaptation process based on the adapted versions in Spanish validated in Argentina, Uruguay and Spain, in agreement with the Ibero-American Collaboration IA-PCAT.


Eighteen out of 99 PCAT-CE items and 31 out of 112 PCAT-AE items were suitable for Colombia according to the Latin American versions. Of them, 76 and 73, respectively, required minimal idiomatic changes, 2 and 4 required major changes, and 1 and 4 items were removed. Interviews confirmed understanding and allowed improvements.


Versions tailored to the Colombian health system were obtained. The methodology used capitalized on the results of other countries and can contribute to achieving greater equivalence between instruments from different countries.

Keywords : Primary Health Care; health evaluation; data collection; methodology (source: DeCS; BIREME).

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