Designing and Adapting Instruments for a Cross-Cultural Study on Migration and Mental Health in Peru
Methods to make measurement both valid and reliable in trans—cultural settings are exemplified from a study conducted in Peru to examine the impact of the migratory process from a rural village in the Andes to Lima, a metropolitan urban area. The purpose of the paper is to describe the results of design, selection and/or cultural adaptation of six instruments used in the project. A taxonomy of issues in adapting instruments for cross-cultural equivalence is presented, and the procedures used to address issues involved in cross-cultural applicability of the instruments selected for the study are provided.
KeywordsCultural Adaptation Cultural Setting Rural Village Team Evaluation Research Diagnostic Criterion
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