Adapting Large Batteries of Research Measures for Immigrants
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Immigr. Minor. Health
Instrument development; Psychometric evaluation; Cross-cultural; equivalence; Measurement; MOOD STATES POMS; PSYCHOMETRIC EVALUATION; PROFILE; ADAPTATION; VALIDITY; VERSION; Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
A four-step, streamlined process to adapt a large battery of measures for a study of mother-child adjustment in Arab Muslim immigrants and the lessons learned are described. The streamlined process includes adapting content, translation, pilot testing, and extensive psychometric evaluation but omits in-depth qualitative inquiry to identify the full content domain of the constructs of interest and cognitive interviews to assess how respondents interpret items. Lessons learned suggest that the streamlined process is not sufficient for certain measures, particularly when there is little published information about how the measure performs with different groups, the measure requires substantial item revision to achieve content equivalence, and the measure is both challenging to translate and has little to no redundancy. When these conditions are present, condition-specific procedures need to be added to the streamlined process.
Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
"Adapting Large Batteries of Research Measures for Immigrants" (2013). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 3630.