Adapting instruments for caregiver research in elderly Japanese American women

Carol T. Trockman, Carolyn Murdaugh, Jane K. Kadohiro, Helen Petrovitch, J. David Curb, L. O.N. White

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Accounting for cultural differences in caregiver research is now widely recognized. However, adapting instruments to assure reliable and valid data across cultures has been neglected, leading to concerns about information obtained in cross cultural research. This paper discusses instrumentation issues which influence the assessment of information in elderly women of Japanese descent who are caregivers to persons with dementia. Data from interviews in the Honolulu Aging and Caregiver Study focus on semantic, content, technical, criterion and conceptual equivalence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)109-120
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of cross-cultural gerontology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Cross cultural
  • caregiving
  • dementia
  • elderly caregivers
  • instrumentation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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