Chia-Ting Su, L. Diane Parham; Generating a Valid Questionnaire Translation for Cross-Cultural Use. Am J Occup Ther 2002;56(5):581-585. doi: 10.5014/ajot.56.5.581.
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Occupational therapists who are interested in exporting occupational science concepts or occupational therapy practice principles to different cultural groups often encounter problems surrounding the translation of information from one language to another. The case example presented in this article illustrates how one might go about generating a valid translation of a questionnaire with the use of current cross-cultural research guidelines for the translation process. Issues surrounding cultural relevance and linguistic meaning are of central concern in the translation process.
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