The pitfalls of translation--a case study based on the translation of the EQ-5D into Xhosa.

@article{Mkoka2003ThePO,
  title={The pitfalls of translation--a case study based on the translation of the EQ-5D into Xhosa.},
  author={Siviwe Mkoka and Jonathan Vaughan and Tarryn Wylie and Heather Yelland and Jennifer Jelsma},
  journal={South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde},
  year={2003},
  volume={93 4},
  pages={265-6}
}
There is an evident need for standardised, internationally recognised instruments to measure health-related outcomes that are also locally applicable. The European Quality of Life 5-Dimensions (EQ-5D) is a widely used measure of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) that was translated into Xhosa. This communication outlines some of the different cultural… CONTINUE READING