ADAPTATION OF THE HAND TEST IN PAKISTANI CULTURAL CONTEXT
The present study is a part of large cross sectional study comprising of three phases aimed to adapt, modify, and develop norms of the Hand Test in Pakistani cultural context. The present study focused only on Phase-I which aimed at adaptation of Hand Test. Hence, translation of Scoring Booklet of the Hand Test was done using standard forward and back translation method. Ten new stimuli containing indigenous perspective were conceived in consultation with committee of professionals. A pilot testing was conducted for adaptation of new stimuli on 50 normal and 50 individuals with schizophrenia and mood disorders. Four new stimuli were selected out of a group of 10 stimuli based on their ability to give responses in various scoring categories. Enhanced patterns of the Hand Test have added regional perspective. The implications and future directions were included.
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