Guidelines for the process of cross-cultural adaptation of self-report measures.

@article{Beaton2000GuidelinesFT,
  title={Guidelines for the process of cross-cultural adaptation of self-report measures.},
  author={Dorcas E Beaton and Claire Bombardier and Francis Guillemin and Marcos Bosi Ferraz},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2000},
  volume={25 24},
  pages={
          3186-91
        }
}
With the increase in the number of multinational and multicultural research projects, the need to adapt health status measures for use in other than the source language has also grown rapidly. 1,4,27 Most questionnaires were developed in English-speaking countries, 11 but even within these countries, researchers must consider immigrant populations in studies of health, especially when their exclusion could lead to a systematic bias in studies of health care utilization or quality of life. 9,11… 

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