Cultural relevance and equivalence in the NLAAS instrument: integrating etic and emic in the development of cross-cultural measures for a psychiatric epidemiology and services study of Latinos.

@article{Alegra2004CulturalRA,
  title={Cultural relevance and equivalence in the NLAAS instrument: integrating etic and emic in the development of cross-cultural measures for a psychiatric epidemiology and services study of Latinos.},
  author={M Jaurrieta Alegr{\'i}a and D. Muri{\`a} Vila and Meghan Woo and Glorisa J. Canino and David T. Takeuchi and M Morsch Vera and Vivian Febo and Peter M. Guarnaccia and Sergio A. Aguilar-Gaxiola and Patrick E Shrout},
  journal={International journal of methods in psychiatric research},
  year={2004},
  volume={13 4},
  pages={
          270-88
        }
}
This paper describes the development, translation and adaptation of measures in the National Latino and Asian American Study (NLAAS). We summarize the techniques used to attain cultural relevance; semantic, content and technical equivalency; and internal consistency of the measures across languages and Latino sub-ethnic groups. We also discuss some of the difficulties and thallenges encountered in doing this work. The following three main goals are addressed in this paper: (1) attaining… CONTINUE READING
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