Development and validation of breast cancer knowledge and beliefs questionnaire for Malaysian student population

This study aimed to develop and validate a questionnaire on Malaysian students' knowledge and belief toward breast cancer and breast cancer screening. A cross sectional study was conducted among 792 female undergraduate students in selected public universities in Klang Valley, Malaysia. Converg...

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Main Authors: Zavare, Mehrnoosh Akhtari, Aliyan-Fini, Fatemeh, Baghestan, Abbas Ghanbari, Mohd Sidik, Sherina
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Language:English
Published: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press 2018
Online Access:http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/66235/1/23%20JSSH%28S%29-0899-2018.pdf
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spelling oai:psasir.upm.edu.my:66235 http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/66235/ Development and validation of breast cancer knowledge and beliefs questionnaire for Malaysian student population Zavare, Mehrnoosh Akhtari Aliyan-Fini, Fatemeh Baghestan, Abbas Ghanbari Mohd Sidik, Sherina This study aimed to develop and validate a questionnaire on Malaysian students' knowledge and belief toward breast cancer and breast cancer screening. A cross sectional study was conducted among 792 female undergraduate students in selected public universities in Klang Valley, Malaysia. Convergent and discriminant validity tests were used for assessing construct validity of the questionnaire while the internal reliability of the instrument was checked by Cronbach's alpha. The average age of respondents was 22 years (21.77± 1.20). Majority of them were single (96.8%), Malay (91.9%), and Muslim (94.6%). This instrument had a good face and content validity. Cronbach's alpha coefficient for Health Belief Model Scales ranged between 0.73-0.83, indicating acceptable levels of internal consistency. The Kappa value for the knowledge part ranged between 0.52-0.90, also showing acceptable reliability. The developed instrument indicated good construct validity and reliability for Malaysian female students. This instrument can help health care planners and providers to measure levels of knowledge and beliefs of Malaysian women toward breast cancer before planning appropriate intervention. Universiti Putra Malaysia Press 2018 Article PeerReviewed text en http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/66235/1/23%20JSSH%28S%29-0899-2018.pdf Zavare, Mehrnoosh Akhtari and Aliyan-Fini, Fatemeh and Baghestan, Abbas Ghanbari and Mohd Sidik, Sherina (2018) Development and validation of breast cancer knowledge and beliefs questionnaire for Malaysian student population. Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities, 26 (4). pp. 2541-2554. ISSN 0128-7702; ESSN: 2231-8534 http://www.pertanika.upm.edu.my/Pertanika%20PAPERS/JSSH%20Vol.%2026%20(4)%20Dec.%202018/23%20JSSH(S)-0899-2018.pdf
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description This study aimed to develop and validate a questionnaire on Malaysian students' knowledge and belief toward breast cancer and breast cancer screening. A cross sectional study was conducted among 792 female undergraduate students in selected public universities in Klang Valley, Malaysia. Convergent and discriminant validity tests were used for assessing construct validity of the questionnaire while the internal reliability of the instrument was checked by Cronbach's alpha. The average age of respondents was 22 years (21.77± 1.20). Majority of them were single (96.8%), Malay (91.9%), and Muslim (94.6%). This instrument had a good face and content validity. Cronbach's alpha coefficient for Health Belief Model Scales ranged between 0.73-0.83, indicating acceptable levels of internal consistency. The Kappa value for the knowledge part ranged between 0.52-0.90, also showing acceptable reliability. The developed instrument indicated good construct validity and reliability for Malaysian female students. This instrument can help health care planners and providers to measure levels of knowledge and beliefs of Malaysian women toward breast cancer before planning appropriate intervention.
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author Zavare, Mehrnoosh Akhtari
Aliyan-Fini, Fatemeh
Baghestan, Abbas Ghanbari
Mohd Sidik, Sherina
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Aliyan-Fini, Fatemeh
Baghestan, Abbas Ghanbari
Mohd Sidik, Sherina
Development and validation of breast cancer knowledge and beliefs questionnaire for Malaysian student population
author_facet Zavare, Mehrnoosh Akhtari
Aliyan-Fini, Fatemeh
Baghestan, Abbas Ghanbari
Mohd Sidik, Sherina
author_sort Zavare, Mehrnoosh Akhtari
title Development and validation of breast cancer knowledge and beliefs questionnaire for Malaysian student population
title_short Development and validation of breast cancer knowledge and beliefs questionnaire for Malaysian student population
title_full Development and validation of breast cancer knowledge and beliefs questionnaire for Malaysian student population
title_fullStr Development and validation of breast cancer knowledge and beliefs questionnaire for Malaysian student population
title_full_unstemmed Development and validation of breast cancer knowledge and beliefs questionnaire for Malaysian student population
title_sort development and validation of breast cancer knowledge and beliefs questionnaire for malaysian student population
publisher Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
publishDate 2018
url http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/66235/1/23%20JSSH%28S%29-0899-2018.pdf
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