We need to use words that we'd use in Brazil, right? A Community-Based Content Validation of a Translated Femicide Risk Assessment Instrument

Violence Against Women. 2022 Sep;28(11):2889-2908. doi: 10.1177/10778012211051397. Epub 2021 Dec 3.


The Danger Assessment (DA) is a widely-used risk assessment instrument designed to help women understand their risk of femicide. Currently, no validated tool exists in Brazilian Portuguese. The purpose of this study was to conduct a cross-cultural adaptation of the DA for use in the Brazilian context as a precursor to validation and broader testing among women in Brazil. This study describes a community participatory approach for translation and cultural adaptation of the DA from European to Brazilian Portuguese that engages the target population in the process. Using a three-step process, a final version of the DA-Brazil instrument was developed.

Keywords: Brazil; femicide; intimate partner violence; qualitative research; violence against women.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Brazil
  • Cross-Cultural Comparison*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Risk Assessment
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Translations*