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Revista Medica Herediana

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MENDOZA, Miriam; MIRANDA, Jesús; GUILLEN, Daniel  y  SAMALVIDES, Frine. Validation of a questionnaire to measure knowledge and beliefs about epilepsy in parents. Rev Med Hered [online]. 2012, vol.23, n.3, pp. 160-165. ISSN 1018-130X.

Epilepsy is a chronic disease that is mostly associated with magic-religious concepts that generate social rejection. Objective: To develop and validate a questionnaire that allows measurement of the degree of knowledge and beliefs on epilepsy in parents. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted to develop and validate a valid and reliable instrument. Qualitative validity of the instrument was performed by analysis of experts, and quantitative validity (reliability and internal validity) was evaluated by calculating KR-20, index of intra-class correlation and discriminative index. Results: KR-20 coefficient was 0.89 and the intra-class correlation coefficient was 0.986, both were considered high values. In addition, the discriminative index value for each item was within accepted limits. Conclusions: The instrument developed is valid and reliable.

Palabras llave : Epilepsy; knowledge; health care surveys; validation studies; parents.

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