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Session 1 - A framework for physical activity as a complex and multidimensional behavior
Session 2 - A typology for linking self-report methods to study design and data modeling strategies
Session 3 - A checklist for evaluating the validity and suitability of existing physical activity and sedentary behavior self-report instruments
Session 4 - Language translation and cultural adaptation of self-report instruments for cross-cultural comparisons
Session 5 - Approaches to physical activity and sedentary behavior self-report instrument development
Session 6 - Approaches to modeling the measurement error structure of self-report physical activity data

Webinar Session 4

Language translation and cultural adaptation of
self-report instruments for cross-cultural
comparisons

Wednesday, July 21, 2010
3:00-3:40 p.m. EDT

Registration Web site will open late June 2010
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Speakers

Elva Arredondo, Ph.D.
San Diego State University

Background

The population of the United States is growing increasingly diverse, and technology and transportation have facilitated a shrinking of the global community, providing opportunities for investigating the role of physical activity behavior that take into account the intricacies of race, culture, language, gender, age, and socioeconomic factors. In many cases, substantial psychometric work is needed to tailor self-report instruments and refine them for the complexities of language, culture, and other contextual processes. Guidelines for cultural attunement of self-report instruments are described to promote more uniform processes of adaptation and facilitate cross-cultural investigations.

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