Quality of Life Research (2005) 14: 1791–1792 Springer 2005 DOI 10.1007/s11136-005-5367-1 Book review Linguistic Validation Manual for Patient-Reported Outcomes (PRO) Instruments By C. Acquadro, K. Conway, C. Girourdet & I. Mear, MAPI Research Trust, Lyon, France, 2004, 184 pp, ISBN: 2-9522021-0-9, price e70/$90. This small book contains 184 pages and is divided • The MAPI Institute: Provides a central project into 6 chapters that describe the translation ap- team that supervises the project and checks the proach of the MAPI Institute. The MAPI Re- quality of the work at each step. search Institute is based in Lyon, France, and has The Institute’s standard translation procedure been involved in the professional translation of comes into eﬀect when the task is to translate a patient administered questionnaires on outcome questionnaire, which has been developed in Eng- and health related quality of life since 1995. lish, into any other language. The standard process The MAPI approach is based on the premise starts with the detailed review of the original that translation is an ‘act of bilingual commu- questionnaire. nication’, that is only slightly dependent upon Interpretations of each item are proposed and parallelism in expression, but more dependent potentially problematic items
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