Working Alliance Inventory Short Version (WAI SR) translation in Polish with a forward backward translation and a Delphi process

Abstract : Introduction : Therapeutic Alliance (TA) enables an improvement in adherence to treatment and in quality of care. A research group from the Faculty of Medecine in Brest have worked to find a tool to evaluate the TA. This tool can be used not only in practical day to day medicine but also in the training of medical students and in research. A systematic revue of the literature and a RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method have determined the Working Alliance Inventory Short Version (WAI SR) as the most appropriate scale for evaluating the TA. The objective of the study was to translate into Polish the WAI SR following a validated and referenced method . Method : A forward and backward translation with a Delphi consensus procedure was used as it was the most appropriate method for this study. A research team of 4 experts was asked to translate the WAI SR into Polish. This group consisted of 2 general practicioners, 1 linguist and 1 psychologist. They took into account the cultural context. Experts of the Delphi Round were Polish general practicioners who were fluent in English. After consensus, 2 Poles who were fluent in English made a return backward translation to check the validity of the initial translation. Results : The appropiate forward translation was completed. 24 experts participated in the Delphi Round . Consensus was reached with one Delphi round. The backward translation in English was done by a professional translator and an English person who has lived in Poland for 30 years. Conclusion : A Polish translation of the WAI SR is now available, done with a validated method. It can be used in daily medical practise, as a teaching instrument in the training of medical students as well as in medical research.
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Life Sciences [q-bio]. 2017
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Fabienne Morvan. Working Alliance Inventory Short Version (WAI SR) translation in Polish with a forward backward translation and a Delphi process. Life Sciences [q-bio]. 2017. 〈dumas-01556752〉

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