Developing Health-Related Quality-of-Life Instruments for Use in Asia

  title={Developing Health-Related Quality-of-Life Instruments for Use in Asia},
  author={Dr Yin Bun Cheung and Julian Thumboo},
About half of the world’s population live in Asia. Mandarin (the official language of China), Hindi and Japanese are among the ten languages spoken by the largest number of primary speakers. The numbers of Tamil and Malay speakers are expected to grow rapidly in the next few decades. Most health-related quality-of-life (HR-QOL) instruments currently used in Asia are translations and/or adaptations of instruments developed in North America and Western Europe. We illustrate and discuss several… CONTINUE READING

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