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What is the translation of the Hopkins Symptom Checklist in 25 items into Croatian? A Delphi consensus procedure for forward-backward translation

Abstract : Introduction. In Europe, depression is the second most common chronic disease in primary care. To diagnose depression in family practice, European experts in primary care selected by consensus the Hopkins Symptom CheckList in 25 items (HSCL-25). This study aimed to translate the original English HSCL-25 into Croatian. Method. Forward-Backward translation by Delphi procedure. A Croatian national investigator (NI) recruited a panel of FPs (Family physicianS experts. NI guaranteed consents and anonymity. Experts were English speaking, Croatian native, working in family practice and having teaching or research activities for half of them. A Likert scale was used to rate the forward proposals of two translators (an expert translator and a bilingual academic researcher in primary care). A back translation was produced by another translator (having no knowledge about HSCL-25). Results. The panel characteristics were 100% English spoken and Croatian native, family practitioners since 19,2 years on average. 56,2% was academic researchers. 16 experts participated at a first Delphi round. 6 forward items needed a second Delphi round to achieve agreement. Second round was realized with 15 experts (93,7 % common experts between each round). The forward Croatian translation was subjected to a back English translation, to ensure the whole of homogeneity. Conclusion. A homogeneous consensual translation of the English HSCL-25 into Croatian was achieved.
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Marine Dargère. What is the translation of the Hopkins Symptom Checklist in 25 items into Croatian? A Delphi consensus procedure for forward-backward translation. Human health and pathology. 2014. ⟨dumas-01110725⟩

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