Cross-cultural Adaptation of Survey Instruments

The CAHPS® Experience

Published in: Seventh Conference on Health Survey Research Methods / Edited by Marcie L. Lynamon and Richard A. Kulka (Hyattsville, Maryland: DHHS Publication, 2001), no. (PHS) 01-1013, p. 75-81

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 2001

by Robert Weech-Maldonado, Beverly Weidmer-Ocampo, Leo S. Morales, Ron D. Hays

This paper provides recommendations for the cross-cultural adaptation of survey instruments and illustrates with examples of what is being done in the Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Study (CAHPS®).

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