We see a growing demand for linguistic validation, not just in clinical trials but increasingly also in terms of more general Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) or Quality of Life (QoL) questionnaires.
Brno, Czech Republic (PRWEB) May 14, 2012
Moravia Worldwide, a leading globalization solution provider, is pleased to announce a major extension of its linguistic validation services, designed to ensure linguistic validity of translations of patient-reported-outcomes (PRO) instruments. As part of this expansion, Moravia's Linguistic Validation Team has increased the language coverage to support global research studies in some of the newly utilized emerging countries, as well as added local subject matter experts for new therapeutic areas.
Moravia's Linguistic Validation process, which conforms to ISPOR guidelines and FDA standards, confirms the validity of translated PRO instruments to ensure that data collected from them can be comparable across various language groups used during trials. This is achieved by verifying how the translated questionnaire is comprehensible to patients from the specific target population.
"We see a growing demand for linguistic validation, and not just in terms of translating and validating PRO instruments used in clinical trials, but increasingly also in terms of more general Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) or Quality of Life (QoL) questionnaires," commented Alena Heisler, Moravia's Manager of Operations, Life Sciences. "With this extension of our capabilities and our existing partnerships with leading clinical research organizations, we can support a broad range of our clients requirements using the standards and recommendations from ISPOR, ISOQOL, FDA and EMA."
About Moravia Worldwide
Moravia Worldwide is a leading globalization solution provider, enabling companies in the information technology, e-learning, and life sciences industries to enter global markets with high quality multilingual products. Moravia's solutions include localization, product testing, internationalization, multilingual publishing, technical translation, content creation, machine translation, and workflow consulting. Our dedicated testing and engineering solutions help companies succeed with their software and hardware products globally through services including test development, linguistic and functional testing, test automation and software engineering. Moravia Worldwide maintains global headquarters in the Czech Republic and North American headquarters in California, with local offices and production centers in Japan, China, Latin America, Ireland, USA and throughout Europe. To learn more, please visit http://www.moravia.com.