The Dissociative Experiences Scale: An Urdu translation
Dissociative disorders are common in Pakistan and there is a growing research literature on dissociative experiences within Pakistan, however, interestingly none of these studies have employed established psychometric measures of dissociation. For both researchers and clinicians there exists a wide range of self-report instruments to measure frequency and types of dissociative experience. The most frequently used is the Dissociative Experiences Scale. The present aim was to introduce the Urdu translation of the Dissociative Experiences Scale to facilitate research. Matters raised during the translation process are noted. Suggestions for further research with the Urdu translation of the Dissociative Experiences Scale are provided.