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 toward preconception healthcare by applying the HBM scale as the main framework, six subscales (perceived susceptibility, perceived severity, perceived benefits, perceived barriers, cues to action, and self-efficacy) related to HBM have been utilized in the PCHAB. The additional subscale of subjective norms has been retained as well because it presents the individual’s perception of others’ preferences regarding whether to perform preconception care or not since. This variable may hold additional descriptive value beyond the HBM variables in the multicultural context (Schiavo, 2007) The PCHAB scale (See Appendix B) consists of a total of 30 items grouped in seven subscales as follows: 1. Perceived susceptibility…
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