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Croatian, polish, bulgarian languages: Hopkins symptoms checklist in 25 items translations. Control cultural check

Abstract : Depression, the second most common chronic disorder in primary care, is a complex pathology with many symptoms. Family Practice Depression Multimorbidity (FPDM) study designated Hopkins Symptoms Check List-25 (HSCL-25) as the best tool to identify depression’s symptoms. In order, to have the same reliable tool in Europ,a translation of HSCL-25 has been made in each European country who was taking part in FPDM. With a Delphi procedure and backward-forward translation, HSCL-25 was translated in Croatian, Polish and Bulgarian. A linguistic translation is not enough to ensure a reliable translation. The aim of this study was to make a cultural check to verify the translations, ensuring that the meaning of the Bulgarian, Croatian, and Polish version remains faithful to the original English version. Methods : a control cultural check has been realized by a consensus group with international experts and official traductors. Results Some back translation trouble and cultural effect were noticed, but translations remain faithful and display the same meaning that in English form. No bias were identified in the study. Discussion : the differences noticed are due to the language itself. Croatian is for example a state language not an action one, or Polish an Bulgarian have just one word for several concepts. We observe the same meaning as the original HSCL-25, without bias. Conclusion : Croatian, Polish and Bulgarian traductions are now ready to be employed to diagnose depression in this country. The next step is to test those versions in a primary care with native population.
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Florence Le Coq Bodilis. Croatian, polish, bulgarian languages: Hopkins symptoms checklist in 25 items translations. Control cultural check. Life Sciences [q-bio]. 2015. ⟨dumas-01903010⟩



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