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What is the translation of HSCL-25 in Bulgarian. A consensus procedure by Delphi-round and Forward-Backward translation

Abstract : Introduction: Family physicians (FPs) are the first port of call for depressive patients in developed countries. The multimorbid patients over 50 years are especially at risk. Symptoms are difficult to identify owing to their interindividual and intercultural variations. Few diagnostic tools are adapted and used by FPs. Family Practice Depression and Multimorbidity (FPDM) study by European General Practice Research Network (EGPRN) aims to find a diagnostic tool for depression in primary care and to undertake collaborative research throughout Europe. Previous steps of FPDM have found that the Hopkins Symptom Checklist in 25-items (HSCL-25) was the most appropriate tool according to the criteria of effectiveness, reproducibility and ergonomics. Objective: This study aimed to translate HSCL-25 in Bulgarian while adapting its content to the cultural and linguistic characteristics ensuring that original meaning was preserved. Method: A Delphi method adapted for a Forward-Backward translation was used. The translation from English to Bulgarian was submitted by Delphi procedure to a panel of Bulgarian experts in primary care. Backward translation was performed with a blind back-translation principle. Results: The inclusion criteria of panel were followed. The Bulgarian translation was confirmed unanimously in one Delphi round. The Backward English translation was produced and agreed by the FPDM’s scientific committee. Discussion: The quality of the panel of experts FPs ensured a validated and reliable Bulgarian translation. The following step will consist in a cultural check to ensure that HSCL-25 is in total agreement with the Backward translation.
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Pierre Moinard. What is the translation of HSCL-25 in Bulgarian. A consensus procedure by Delphi-round and Forward-Backward translation. Human health and pathology. 2014. ⟨dumas-01113248⟩

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