Spanish translation of the mood rhythm instrument: a novel approach to mood evaluation


  • Ana Paula Francisco Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre
  • Melissa Alves Braga de Oliveira
  • Alicia Carissimi
  • Raul Costa Fabris
  • Carlos Augusto Vieira Ilgenfritz
  • Camila Morelatto de Souza
  • Madeleine Scop Medeiros
  • Ana Adan
  • Maria Paz Loayza Hidalgo


Circadian rhythms, daily rhythms, mood, psychometric, chronobiology.


Introduction: The Mood Rhythm Instrument (MRI) is a questionnaire developed to assess the circadian rhythm of mood-related behaviors. The aim of this study was to translate this instrument from Brazilian Portuguese into Spanish. Methods: The translation process consisted of forward translation, adjustment, back translation, back translation review and harmonization. Results: Comparing the initial Spanish translation and the final Spanish version, there were no semantic differences and the items were not changed. Conclusions: The Spanish version of the MRI is ready to be tested in a Spanish population. In the future, assessing and comparing mood-related behaviors in transcultural studies will be possible.

Keywords: Circadian rhythms; daily rhythms; mood; psychometric; chronobiology.


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Biografia do Autor

Ana Paula Francisco, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre

Laboratório de Cronobiologia e Sono do HCPA/UFRGS


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Francisco AP, Oliveira MAB de, Carissimi A, Fabris RC, Ilgenfritz CAV, Souza CM de, Medeiros MS, Adan A, Hidalgo MPL. Spanish translation of the mood rhythm instrument: a novel approach to mood evaluation. Clin Biomed Res [Internet]. 20º de abril de 2017 [citado 2º de março de 2024];37(1). Disponível em:

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