LYON, France, March 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Mapi Research Trust, the leading curator and license distributor of Clinical Outcome Assessments (COAs) and Mapi Language Services, part of ICON plc and a leader in linguistic validation, have been appointed by Dr Debra Lerner, the author of the Work Limitations Questionnaire (WLQ) to be the exclusive licensor, distributor and translator of the WLQ and all its derivatives including adaptations, translations and electronic versions.
The original WLQ is a 25-item self-administered validated instrument developed by Dr Debra Lerner et al. to assess the on-the-job impact of health problems and/or treatment ("work limitations") and published in Medical Care in 2001 and 2003.
The WLQ is widely used throughout the world to assess how health problems affect work performance and productivity, in academic and industry-sponsored clinical trials, and it is embedded in many of the health assessment surveys from employers, insurance carriers and health promotion programs. "I have been successfully collaborating with the Mapi Research Trust for years on the production of linguistically validated translations of my questionnaire," said Debra Lerner. "With the increasing use of the WLQ both on paper and electronic formats, I naturally turned to the Mapi Research Trust to ensure a professional and controlled distribution of the WLQ and other tools in our library," she added.
"Mapi Research Trust provides unique assistance and services to questionnaire developers by centralizing and enabling access of their instruments and derivatives to all potential users," said Katrin Conway, Managing Director of the Mapi Research Trust. "Over 40 translations of the WLQ will be available through our online ePROVIDE platform, thus facilitating their dissemination within the scientific and employer communities," she added.
"We are delighted to help Dr Lerner by producing high quality and harmonized translations and electronic versions of the WLQ while respecting the integrity and copyright of the questionnaire," added Ramita Tandon, EVP, Commercialisation & Outcomes, ICON plc.
For any request about the WLQ and its derivatives or to view the WLQ's description, please consult https://eprovide.mapi-trust.org/
About Mapi Research Trust:
Mapi Research Trust is a Non-Profit arm of Mapi Group, (an ICON plc company) and works in collaboration with Academic Researchers, Life-Science Companies and Regulatory bodies. It is the largest curator of Clinical Outcomes Assessments (COA) and their translations, the largest single COA licensing provider and the most trusted name in distribution of COA instruments exclusively representing over 320 exclusive questionnaires. Visit http://mapi-trust.org/ for more information.
About Mapi Language Services:
Mapi Language Services, part of ICON's Commercialisation & Outcomes group, is the worldwide leader in medical translation and Linguistic Validation of COAs for more than 25 years. Mapi has first-hand knowledge of local languages and cultures, regulations, and healthcare practices. We work in close collaboration with developers, assure conceptual equivalence and international harmonization of all language versions. Mapi Language Services' experience represents more than 40,000 translated versions of 2,500 Questionnaires in 170 languages.
Visit http://www.mapigroup.com for more information.
About Dr Debra Lerner:
Dr. Lerner is a Senior Scientist within the Tufts Medical Center Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies (ICRHPS) and founder and director of the Program on Health, Work and Productivity. She is a Professor, Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry, Tufts University School of Medicine and the Sackler Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Lerner serves as the Director of Evaluation and Tracking for Tufts CTSI.
Dr. Lerner has dedicated her career to improving the health and well-being of working people and enabling them to participate fully and productively in the workplace. Dr. Lerner has published numerous articles on health and productivity improvement. She consults to many scientific, healthcare and employer organizations and has served on many scientific panels and advisory boards including the Health Project, which administers the C. Everett Koop Award for employer excellence in workplace health promotion, and the Integrated Benefits Institute Center for Workforce Health and Performance.
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