Developing a Culturally Appropriate Assessment Tool: Reflections on Process Considerations.
Weaver, Hilary N.
Published: October-December 2016
Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work
Vol. 25, No. 4 , p. 270-281
Taylor and Francis Group
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This article describes the process of modifying an assessment tool in order to make it culturally appropriate for South Asian Tamil refugees and asylum seekers. This was envisioned as an important step in giving practitioners who work with Tamils a useful tool and advancing the knowledge base on cultural competence to make it more inclusive of instrument development. This article provides a detailed description of how the instrument was developed, thus addressing a significant deficiency in the literature. (Author abstract)
cultural differences; assessment; measures; Southeast Asia; cultural competency; refugees