The LSNS is currently in the process of being translated into various languages. Please see the following articles for information regarding validation of the LSNS translation in different languages:

  • Japanese: Kurimoto, A., Awata, S., Ohkubo, T., Tsubota-Utsugi, M., Asayama, K., Takahashi, K., Suenaga, K., Satoh, H., & Imai, Y. (2011).  Reliability and validity of the Japanese version of the abbreviated Lubben Social Network Scale. Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi, 48(2), 149-157. Article in Japanese.
  • Korean: Hong, M., Casado, B.L., Harrington, D. (2011). Validation of Korean versions of the Lubben Social Network Scales in Korean Americans. Clinical Gerontologists, 34, 319-334. doi: 10.1080/07317115.2011.572534
  • Mongolian: Burnette, D., & Myagmarjav, S. (2013). Translation and validation of the 18-item Lubben Social Network Scale with older adults in Mongolia. International Psychogeriatrics, 25(9), 1493-1502. doi: 10.1017/S104161021300080X PMID: 23790039.
  • Portuguese: Ribeiro, O., Teixeira, L., Duarte, N., Azevedo, M., Araújo, L., … Paúl, C. (2012).  Versão Portuguesa da Escala Breve de Redes Sociais de Lubben (LSNS-6). Revista Temática Kairós Gerontologia, 15(1), 217-234. Article in Portuguese.

Please see the following translations of the LSNS in Korean, Japanese, Mongolian, Chinese, and Portuguese. Please revisit this website for other languages which will be added including French and German.

Chinese LSNSR.pdf

Japanese LSNS6.pdf

Korean LSNSR.pdf

Mongolian LSNSR.pdf

Portuguese LSNS6.pdf