Cross-cultural adaptation of health-related quality of life measures: literature review and proposed guidelines.

@article{Guillemin1993CrossculturalAO,
  title={Cross-cultural adaptation of health-related quality of life measures: literature review and proposed guidelines.},
  author={Francis Guillemin and Claire Bombardier and Dorcas E. Beaton},
  journal={Journal of clinical epidemiology},
  year={1993},
  volume={46 12},
  pages={1417-32}
}
Clinicians and researchers without a suitable health-related quality of life (HRQOL) measure in their own language have two choices: (1) to develop a new measure, or (2) to modify a measure previously validated in another language, known as a cross-cultural adaptation process. We propose a set of standardized guidelines for this process based on previous research in psychology and sociology and on published methodological frameworks. These guidelines include recommendations for obtaining… CONTINUE READING
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