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Brazilian CORE-OM

Portuguese as spoken and written in Brazil is sufficiently different from that used in Portugal, where the first Portuguese translation was made, that we were advised that we should have a separate translation.  This was led by Heloísa Junqueira Fleury working with others including Márcia Rosane Moreira Santana, Marília Marques da Silva, Danielle Souza de Moraes, Cláudia Cristina Fukuda, Lucia Helena Freitas Ceitlin and Maria Eveline Cascardo Ramos.

A translation into Brazilian Portuguese has been achieved through an approved adaptation of the usual CST translation protocol and initial psychometric testing confirms good internal consistency in a small clinical sample (Santana et al., 2015) and two papers using the CORE-OM to look at psychological well-being in university staff have now been published (Serralta et al., 2020; Zibetti et al., 2021) and further collaborations should lead to a paper with a more extensive psychometric exploration being submitted in 2022.


A short article describing the translation/adaptation and initial evaluation is:

Santana, M. R. M., da Silva, M. M., de Moraes, D. S., Fukuda, C. C., Freitas, L. H., Ramos, M. E. C., … Evans, C. (2015). Brazilian Portuguese version of the CORE-OM: cross-cultural adaptation of an instrument to assess the efficacy and effectiveness of psychotherapy. Trends in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, 37(4), 227–231. Available for open access at

Serralta, F. B., Zibetti, M. R., & Evans, C. (2020). Psychological Distress of University Workers during COVID-19 Pandemic in Brazil. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(22), 8520.

Zibetti, M. R., Serralta, F. B., & Evans, C. (2021). Longitudinal Distress among Brazilian University Workers during Pandemics. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(17), 9072.

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