Expressed emotion measure adaptation into a foreign language

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  • Z. Rein,

    1. Université Paris Descartes, Paris, France
    2. Université Paris Sud, France
    3. INSERM U669—Unité 669 Paris Sud Innovation Group in Adolescent Mental Health—Troubles des Conduites Alimentaires de l'Adolescent, Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale; Maison de Solenn, Paris, France
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  • J. Duclos,

    1. Université Paris Sud, France
    2. INSERM U669—Unité 669 Paris Sud Innovation Group in Adolescent Mental Health—Troubles des Conduites Alimentaires de l'Adolescent, Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale; Maison de Solenn, Paris, France
    3. Department of Psychiatry for adolescents and young adults, Institut Mutualiste Montsouris (IMM), Paris, France
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  • F. Perdereau,

    1. Université Paris Descartes, Paris, France
    2. Université Paris Sud, France
    3. INSERM U669—Unité 669 Paris Sud Innovation Group in Adolescent Mental Health—Troubles des Conduites Alimentaires de l'Adolescent, Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale; Maison de Solenn, Paris, France
    4. Department of Psychiatry for adolescents and young adults, Institut Mutualiste Montsouris (IMM), Paris, France
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  • F. Curt,

    1. Université Paris Descartes, Paris, France
    2. Department of Psychiatry for adolescents and young adults, Institut Mutualiste Montsouris (IMM), Paris, France
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  • Alexandre Apfel,

    1. Department of Psychiatry for adolescents and young adults, Institut Mutualiste Montsouris (IMM), Paris, France
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  • J Wallier,

    1. Université Paris Descartes, Paris, France
    2. INSERM U669—Unité 669 Paris Sud Innovation Group in Adolescent Mental Health—Troubles des Conduites Alimentaires de l'Adolescent, Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale; Maison de Solenn, Paris, France
    3. Department of Psychiatry for adolescents and young adults, Institut Mutualiste Montsouris (IMM), Paris, France
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  • A. Verdier,

    1. Chevalet, 43230 Mazerat-Aurouze, France
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  • J. Fermanian,

    1. Université Paris Descartes, Paris, France
    2. Department of Biostatistics, Hôpital Necker, Paris, France
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  • B. Falissard,

    1. Université Paris Descartes, Paris, France
    2. Université Paris Sud, France
    3. INSERM U669—Unité 669 Paris Sud Innovation Group in Adolescent Mental Health—Troubles des Conduites Alimentaires de l'Adolescent, Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale; Maison de Solenn, Paris, France
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  • S. Zaden,

    1. West Hollywood, CA 90069, USA
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    • Sr. Research Analyst

  • N. T. Godart

    Corresponding author
    1. Université Paris Descartes, Paris, France
    2. Université Paris Sud, France
    3. INSERM U669—Unité 669 Paris Sud Innovation Group in Adolescent Mental Health—Troubles des Conduites Alimentaires de l'Adolescent, Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale; Maison de Solenn, Paris, France
    4. Department of Psychiatry for adolescents and young adults, Institut Mutualiste Montsouris (IMM), Paris, France
    • Département de Psychiatrie, Institut Mutualiste Montsouris, Paris, France.
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Abstract

Expressed emotion (EE) measures have been created in English; adaptation into a foreign language is difficult. The aim of this study was to adapt the five minutes speech sample (FMSS), with a designed procedure ensuring optimum quality of the adaptation, and thus better trans-cultural validity. A strategy for improving inter-rater agreement comprised three phases: (1) phase of initial ratings (70 French samples), (2) experimental phase in two steps: ratings of 40 other samples in French, followed by analysis of differences between the French-language ratings and English-language ratings and (3) final rating phase of the initial 70 samples. For each phase, the κ coefficients measuring inter-rater agreement were calculated and compared using a bootstrap procedure. The improvements between these scorings were significant at p < 0.05 (phase 2 initial versus phase 2 final and phases 1 versus 3). The French inter-rater agreement significantly improved after this procedure. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and Eating Disorders Association.

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