[The Japanese translation and cultural adaptation of Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Composite (EPIC)].

@article{Takegami2005TheJT,
  title={[The Japanese translation and cultural adaptation of Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Composite (EPIC)].},
  author={Misa Takegami and Yoshimi Suzukamo and Martin G. Sanda and T. O. Kamoto and Shunichi Namiki and Yoshimasa Arai and Osamu Ogawa and Shunichi Fukuhara and Yoshiyuki Kakehi},
  journal={Nihon Hinyokika Gakkai zasshi. The japanese journal of urology},
  year={2005},
  volume={96 7},
  pages={
          657-69
        }
}
PURPOSE To develop a Japanese version of the Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Composite (EPIC): originally designed to measure the Quality of Life of localized prostate cancer patients, after careful assessments of cross-cultural equivalence, face validity and practically. METHODS We translated the original version that consisted of 50 items into a preliminary Japanese version. This multi-stage procedure included a forward-translation, back-translation and discussion with the original developer… CONTINUE READING

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