Journal of Behavioral Health and Psychology. 2016; 5(3):(177-340)


Cross-cultural adaptation and psychometric validation of research instruments: A methodological review

S. M. Yasir Arafat, Hafi zur Rahman Chowdhury, M. M. A. Shalahuddin Qusar, M. A. Hafez

Abstract

Background: Psychometrics has a very important role and with the increase in the number of cross-cultural research projects, there is need to adapt the scales to measure the health status. Objective: It was aimed to describe the validation process comprehensively based on recent practices and to overview a practical guideline of the validation study. Materials and Methods: Search was done in PubMed, PubMed Central, and Google Scholar with searching keywords ranging date from January 2000 to December 2015. Finally, 78 articles were selected for review and thorough methodological review was done in accordance with the review objectives. Result: Review revealed that cultural adaptation followed similar steps with few variations. There was huge variation in study design, sampling technique, and sample size. Cronbach’s alpha and test-retest reliability were mostly used forms of reliability with variations in assessment of validity. Exploratory factor analysis was used more for statistical analysis and followed similar criteria with few variations. Conclusion: Cross-cultural measurement of health outcomes is really an important and challenging issue that needs elaborative guideline to take appropriate steps to solve problems.

Most Viewed Article
  • Holistic Health and the Process of Recovery
    Pascal Scoles
    » Abstract » doi: 10.33425/2832-4579/24064

  • Psychiatric Co-Morbidities of Epilepsy in the University Hospitals of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
    Djingri Labodi LOMPO, Julie Adeline KYELEM, Alassane ZOUNGRANA, Fabienne KERE, Christian NAPON, Athanase MILLOGO.
    » Abstract » doi: 10.33425/2832-4579/24063

  • Addressing the AAPI COVID-19 Health Effects in Pima County
    Howard J. Eng
    » Abstract » doi: 10.33425/2832-4579/24062

  • A Culturally Appropriate Asset-based Juvenile Crime Prevention Pilot: “Wrap and Map”
    Jerry Watson, Gregory Washington.
    » Abstract » doi: 10.33425/2832-4579/23061

  • Impact of Perinatal Depressive and Anxiety Symptoms and Infant Temperament on Exclusive Breastfeeding: A Cohort Study in Malaysia
    Hashima E Nasreen, Jamalludin Ab Rahman, Hafizah Binti Pasi, Mohd Aznan Md Aris, Razman Mohd Rus, Maigun Edhborg.
    » Abstract » doi: 10.33425/2832-4579/23060

Most Downloaded
  • Holistic Health and the Process of Recovery
    Pascal Scoles
    » Abstract » doi: 10.33425/2832-4579/24064

  • Psychiatric Co-Morbidities of Epilepsy in the University Hospitals of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
    Djingri Labodi LOMPO, Julie Adeline KYELEM, Alassane ZOUNGRANA, Fabienne KERE, Christian NAPON, Athanase MILLOGO.
    » Abstract » doi: 10.33425/2832-4579/24063

  • Addressing the AAPI COVID-19 Health Effects in Pima County
    Howard J. Eng
    » Abstract » doi: 10.33425/2832-4579/24062

  • A Culturally Appropriate Asset-based Juvenile Crime Prevention Pilot: “Wrap and Map”
    Jerry Watson, Gregory Washington.
    » Abstract » doi: 10.33425/2832-4579/23061

  • Impact of Perinatal Depressive and Anxiety Symptoms and Infant Temperament on Exclusive Breastfeeding: A Cohort Study in Malaysia
    Hashima E Nasreen, Jamalludin Ab Rahman, Hafizah Binti Pasi, Mohd Aznan Md Aris, Razman Mohd Rus, Maigun Edhborg.
    » Abstract » doi: 10.33425/2832-4579/23060