Reliability, And Validity Of The Population Of Women With Diabetes

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reliability, and validity of this instrument have been tested not only in women with diabetes (Charron-Prochownik et al., 2006), but also in a general population of women (Corbett, 2011) and men (Sese, 2013). The PCHAB scale adapted in this study is a modified version of the RHAB questionnaire in order to be more applicable to the target population and the main purpose of this research. Original questions related to diabetes have been excluded and some items have been altered to reflect Chinese immigrants’ experiences in particular. Also, only those questions that are associated with preconception healthcare have been selected in the questionnaire. Because the current study aims to examine knowledge and beliefs/attitudes…show more content…
This construct is evaluated by 4 items using a 5-point Likert-type scale ranking responses from “not at all” (1) to “a lot” (5). 2. Perceived severity to becoming pregnant and having health problems in the preconception period (e.g., “If...the problem would be...?”). This construct is evaluated by 3 items using a 5-point Likert-type scale, ranking responses from “not serious at all” (1) to “very serious” (5). 3. Perceived benefit of preconception care (e.g., “How much do you agree that... could improve your chance of...?”). This construct is evaluated by 4 items using a 5-point Likert-type scale, ranking responses from “not at all” (1) to “a lot” (5). 4. Perceived barriers to carrying out preconception care (e.g., “How difficult would it be...?”) This construct is evaluated by 5 items using a 5-point Likert-type scale, ranking responses from “no problem at all” (1) to “a big problem” (5). 5. Perceived cues (triggers) to participating in preconception care (e.g., “Has...ever told you...?”). This construct is evaluated by 4 items scored “yes” or “no”. 6. Perceived self-efficacy (confidence) in respondent’s own ability to plan pregnancy and seek preconception care (e.g., “How confident are you that you could...?”). This construct is evaluated by 4 items using a 5-point Likert-type scale, ranking responses
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