Developing the Attitude Scale for Protection From Cervical Cancer
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CitationDadak, A., & Ouyaba, A. T. (2021). Developing the Attitude Scale for Protection From Cervical Cancer. Journal of Nursing Measurement.
Background and Purpose To develop an attitude scale that measures the cognitive, affective, and behavioral skills of women to prevent cervical cancer. Methods Content validity, construct validity, internal consistency, and test-retest reliability were examined. The content validity was evaluated by eight experts. The psychometric properties of a 39-item scale were evaluated on 530 women in a community health center in Turkey. Results The content validity index was 0.98. The factor loads of the scales were above 0.65 and the variance explanation ratio was 55.5%. In confirmatory factor analysis, the final scale structure with three factors and 22-item was confirmed. Cronbach's Alpha was .87. Conclusions The results show that the scale is a valid and reliable measurement tool for revealing the attitudes of Turkish women toward cervical cancer prevention.