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Adapting quality of life instruments

Swaine-Verdier, A; Doward, LC; Hagell, Peter LU ; Thorsen, H and McKenna, SP (2004) In Value in Health 7(s1). p.27-30
Abstract
Due to the international nature of many clinical studies and trials it is often necessary to produce several language versions of specific measures. While it is generally acknowledged that it is necessary to produce versions that are conceptually equivalent, the best method of achieving this is more controversial. It is commonly stated that there is a gold-standard method, which involves forward and backward translation. However, no evidence has been presented to support this view. This paper argues that the "gold-standard" method is difficult to support and describes an alternative method involving dual translation panels that has been used in the production of all adaptations of needs-based quality of life instruments.
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reproductivity, construct validity, cultural equivalence, responsiveness, unidimensionality
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Value in Health
volume
7
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s1
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27 - 30
publisher
Wiley-Blackwell
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ISSN
1098-3015
DOI
10.1111/j.1524-4733.2004.7s107.x
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English
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  author       = {Swaine-Verdier, A and Doward, LC and Hagell, Peter and Thorsen, H and McKenna, SP},
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  keyword      = {reproductivity,construct validity,cultural equivalence,responsiveness,unidimensionality},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {s1},
  pages        = {27--30},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Value in Health},
  title        = {Adapting quality of life instruments},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1524-4733.2004.7s107.x},
  volume       = {7},
  year         = {2004},
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