Focus IssueGuidelines for the Process of Cross-Cultural Adaptation of Self-Report MeasuresBeaton, Dorcas E. BScOT, MSc, PhD*†‡; Bombardier, Claire MD, FRCP*§¶#; Guillemin, Francis MD, MSc**; Ferraz, Marcos Bosi MD, MSc, PhD††Author Information From the *Institute for Work and Health; †St. Michael’s Hospital; Departments of ‡Occupational Therapy and Medicine and the §Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research Program, University of Toronto ¶The University Health Network, Toronto General Hospital; and #Mt. Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; **Ecole de Sant, Publique, Facult, de M,decine,Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy, France; and the ††Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Escola Paulista de Medicina, Universidade Federal de Sõo Paulo, Sõo Paulo, Brazil. Supported in part by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Institute for Work & Health who co-sponsored the development of these guidelines. DB was supported by a Medical Research Council of Canada PhD Fellowship during the preparation of this work. Address reprint requests to Dorcas Beaton Institute for Work & Health 250 Bloor St, Ste. 702 Toronto, ON, Canada, M4W 1E6 E-mail: [email protected] Spine: December 15, 2000 - Volume 25 - Issue 24 - p 3186-3191 Buy © 2000 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.