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VIEIRA, Caroline Evelin Nascimento Kluczynik et al. Instrument validation for screening of adolescents with overweight at school. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2016, vol.15, n.43, pp.321-331. ISSN 1695-6141.

The aim was to validate the content of a nursing instrument for the screening of overweight adolescents in schools. Methodological study conducted in three phases: construction of the "Overweight Screening Form for Adolescents in Schools"; psychometric evaluation by specialists; modification of instrument according to specialists' suggestions. The Kappa and Chi Square tests were used in the analysis. The frequency of positive responses for the psychometric criteria was ≥80%, with some agreement differences among the specialists (p<0,001). Some criteria presented low agreement (k=0,20-0,39) or no agreement (k=0). The physical evaluation item obtained a Kappa 1 in all criteria. After Form alterations were made, all criteria reported high agreement (k=1), except for "Sociodemographic profile and general data". The instrument was considered to have content validity and useful for the identification of nursing diagnosis of overweight adolescents. It can serve as a tool in the implementation of the nursing process with this population.

Keywords : Nursing; Validation Studies; Primary Health Care.

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