Adaptation and Cultural Validity of the Clinician Self-Reported Behaviour Questionnaire (CSRBQ)

Carolina C. Silva, Maria João Gouveia, Marta M. Marques


Aim: The aim of this study is to contribute to the validation of the Clinician Self-Reported Behaviour Questionnaire (CSRBQ), which evaluates the psychosocial factors associated with the provision of nutritional advice, physical activity advice, and ongoing education (e.g., self-efficacy). Method: A mixed methods approach was used, using survey-based data collection and interviews with healthcare professionals. First, we analysed the sensitivity and reliability of the measure in a sample of 74 healthcare professionals directly involved in type 2 diabetes consultations (medical doctors and nurses); afterwards, we examined the face validity of the instrument through the content analysis of 17 individual interviews. Results: The Portuguese version of the CSRBQ shows adequate descriptive statistics and internal consistency in almost all scales, and it was generally accepted and understood by the health care professionals. Findings from the interviews suggested the need for adjustments in terms of the organization and clarity of the questionnaire. Conclusion: The CSRBQ can offer valuable information about the barriers and enablers of the provision of advice in type 2 diabetes by health care professionals.


type 2 diabetes; health care professionals; advice; behaviour change; mixed methods