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WEMWBS in different languages

The 14-item scale Mapand the 7-item scale WEMWBS have been translated into a number of languages and some of these have been validated both psychometrically and qualitatively.

For new translations, a document detailing the terms and conditions of translation of the WEMWBS into other languages and use of translated versions is available here.Link opens in a new window

An important part of the translation process is to obtain two translations and two back translations from separate bilingual individuals who have not seen the original scale. A templateLink opens in a new window for comments on back translations is available for use.

Questions regarding difficulties encountered in translating the WEMWBS into other languages led us to prepare some notes addressing frequent issues in translationLink opens in a new window which you may find helpful.

The translations are available once you have registered to use WEMWBS, but you can see the validation papers below.

Existing translations

We endeavor to keep this page up to date. Should you know of an existing translation please contact us to get it approved and uploaded.

Language Validation Paper
Arabic  
Bangla Bangla Validation
British Sign Language BSL Validation
Chilean Spanish Chilean Spanish ValidationLink opens in a new window
Chinese Chinese ValidationLink opens in a new window (mental health service users)
  Chinese ValidationLink opens in a new window (undergraduate nursing students)
Croatian  
Danish  
Dutch Dutch ValidationLink opens in a new window
Finnish  
French French ValidationLink opens in a new window
Gaelic  
German  
Greek Greek Validation
Hebrew  
Hindi  
Indonesian  
Italian Italian Validation
Japanese Japanese ValidationLink opens in a new window
Latvian  
Lithuanian Lithuanian Validation
Malay  
Norwegian Norwegian Validation
Persian  
Polish  
Portuguese  
Romanian  
Russian  
Sinhala Sinhala Validation
Spanish Spanish ValidationLink opens in a new window
Slovenian  
Swahili

Swahili Validation

Swedish

Swedish Validation 1
Swedish Validation 2

Swedish Validation 3

Tamil  
Thai Thai Validation
Turkish  
Urdu Urdu Validation
Welsh