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Critical ethnography of the cross-cultural adaptation of HRQoL instruments

Brown, Kaye. 2002, Critical ethnography of the cross-cultural adaptation of HRQoL instruments, Ph.D. thesis, School of Health Sciences, Deakin University.

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Title Critical ethnography of the cross-cultural adaptation of HRQoL instruments
Author Brown, Kaye.
Institution Deakin University
School School of Health Sciences
Faculty Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Degree name Ph.D.
Date submitted 2002
Keyword(s) Quality of life - Evaluation - Cross-cultural studies
Quality of life - Measurement - Cross-cultural studies
Social surveys - Methodology - Cross-cultural studies
Intercultural communication
Cross-cultural studies
Summary The thesis examines current approaches to the adaptation of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) instruments for cross-cultural research. The major conclusion is that nearly all existing HRQoL adaptation is based on simplistic processes that ignore relevant underlying disciplines including cognitive psychology, sociolinguistics, cultural anthropology, translation theory and survey research.
Language eng
Description of original 2 v. (xii, viii, 804 leaves) ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 362.10723
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30026629

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