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Development of the OxCAP-MH:
Simon J
, Anand P, Gray A, Rugkåsa J, Yeeles K, and Burns T. Operationalising the capability approach for outcome measurement in mental health research. Soc Sci Med. 2013 Dec;98:187–196. DOI:10.1016/ j.socscimed.2013.09.019

Validation of the OxCAP-MH:
Vergunst F, Jenkinson C, Burns T, Anand P, Gray A, Rugkåsa J, et al. Psychometric validation of a multi-dimensional capability instrument for outcome measurement in mental health research (OxCAP-MH). Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2017 Dec 28;15(1):250. DOI:10.1186/s12955-017-0825-3.

Development of the German version:
Simon J, Laszewska A, Leutner A, Spiel G, Churchman D, Mayer S. Cultural and linguistic transferability of the multi-dimensional OxCAP-MH capability instrument for outcome measurement in mental health: the German language version. BMC Psychiatry. 2018 Jun 5;18:173. DOI: 10.1186/s12888-018-1762-3

Validation of the German version: 
Łaszewska A, Schwab M, Leutner E, Oberrauter, M, Spiel, G, Simon, J. Measuring broader wellbeing in mental health services: validity of the German language OxCAP-MH capability instrument. Qual Life Res. 2019 Aug;28(8):2311-2323. DOI:10.1007/s11136-019-02187-9 

Development of the Hungarian version:
Helter TM, Kovacs I, Kanka A, Varga O, Kalman J, Simon J. Internal and external aspects of freedom of choice in mental health: cultural and linguistic adaptation of the Hungarian version of the Oxford CAPabilities questionnaire—Mental Health (OxCAP-MH). BMC Psychol. 2021 Oct 18;9:161. DOI: 10.1186/s40359-021-00660-0

Development of the Luganda version:
Katumba KR, Laurence YV, Tenywa P, Ssebunnya J, Laszewska A, Simon J, et al. Cultural and Linguistic Adaptation of the Multi-dimensional OXCAP-MH for Outcome Measurement in Mental Health among people living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda: The Luganda Version. J Patient Rep Outcomes. 2021 Apr 7;5:32. DOI: 10.1186/s41687-021-00306-0

Development of the (simplified) Chinese version:
A Simplified Chinese translation of the OxCAP-MH has been developed by Dr Ying Chang1, Dr Hui Wang2, Prof. Yong Xu3 and Dr Jinhua Liu4. The translation was undertaken as part of the ‘Elderly-friendly Environment Making during Rapid Urbanisation-Longitudinal Empirical Study of the Impact of Built-Environment on Health’ project. Work was funded by National Natural Sciences Foundation of China under grant agreement NSFC 51808451. The Simplified Chinese translation is available upon request from

1 Department of Urban Planning and Design, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Design School, P.R of China 2 Department of Translation and Interpreting, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, P.R of China 3 Department of Public Health, Medical School, Soochow University, P.R of China 4 Suzhou Guangji Hospital (Suzhou Mental Health Centre), The Affiliated Guangji Hospital of Soochow University, Suzhou, P.R of China