Conceptual Issues in Cultural Adaptation and the Role of Culture in Assessment of Health-Related Quality of Life in Schizophrenia

  • Monika VanceEmail author
  • Elizabeth Pappadopulos
  • Richard Keefe
  • Amir Kalali


Before we begin a discussion about the role of culture in evaluating health-related quality of life in schizophrenia, let’s clarify some terms used in connection with measurement of psychiatric states and samples of behavior across clinical disciplines and related industries. For conceptual consistency of the discussion in this chapter, it’s important to understand how terminology from other scientific disciplines is used across healthcare and pharmaceutical industries that describes, or simply refers to, psychometric measurement and the tools that are used for such purpose.


Negative Symptom Psychological Test Cultural Adaptation Item Content Life Test 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Monika Vance
    • 1
    Email author
  • Elizabeth Pappadopulos
    • 2
  • Richard Keefe
    • 3
  • Amir Kalali
    • 4
  1. 1.Santium Mental HealthVaughanCanada
  2. 2.Pfizer IncNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Psychology & NeuroscienceDuke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA
  4. 4.Neuroscience Center of Excellence, QuintilesSan DiegoUSA

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