Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology

, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 109–120 | Cite as

Adapting instruments for caregiver research in elderly Japanese American women

  • Carol T. Trockman
  • Carolyn Murdaugh
  • Jane K. Kadohiro
  • Helen Petrovitch
  • J. David Curb
  • Lon White


Accounting for cultural differences in caregiver research is now widelyrecognized. However, adapting instruments to assure reliable and validdata across cultures has been neglected, leading to concerns aboutinformation obtained in cross cultural research. This paper discussesinstrumentation issues which influence the assessment of information inelderly women of Japanese descent who are caregivers to persons withdementia. Data from interviews in the Honolulu Aging and Caregiver Studyfocus on semantic, content, technical, criterion and conceptualequivalence.

Cross cultural Caregiving Dementia Elderly caregivers Instrumentation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carol T. Trockman
    • 1
  • Carolyn Murdaugh
    • 2
  • Jane K. Kadohiro
    • 3
  • Helen Petrovitch
    • 1
  • J. David Curb
    • 1
  • Lon White
    • 4
  1. 1.Honolulu Aging and Caregiver Study, Honolulu Heart ProgramHonolulu
  2. 2.College of NursingUniversity of South CarolinaColumbia
  3. 3.School of NursingUniversity of Hawaii at ManoaHonolulu
  4. 4.Honolulu–Asia Aging StudyHonoluluUSA

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