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Story-based scales: development and validation of questionnaires to measure subjective health status and cultural adherence in British Bangladeshis with diabetes.

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Questionnaires that measure subjective health status are increasingly used in clinical trials. But scales based on the quantification of subjective traits ("rate your feelings on a scale of 1 to 5") and initially developed in western population samples may not be valid for use in minority ethnic groups, even if accurately translated. The measurement of cultural adaptation and assimilation in immigrant groups is important for health research but has well documented methodological challenges. T...

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10.1080/13548500500429379

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences
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Journal:
Psychology, health and medicine
Volume:
11
Issue:
4
Pages:
432-448
Publication date:
2006-11-05
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EISSN:
1465-3966
ISSN:
1354-8506
URN:
uuid:b304a0c4-9e38-47ea-8ab6-54e3142db8d4
Source identifiers:
504212
Local pid:
pubs:504212

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