Revista Medica Herediana
ISSN 1018-130X versión impresa
MENDOZA, Miriam, MIRANDA, Jesús, GUILLEN, Daniel et al. Validación de una encuesta para medir conocimientos y creencias sobre epilepsia, en los padres de familia. Rev Med Hered, jul./set. 2012, vol.23, no.3, p.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.
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Facultad de Medicina "Alberto Hurtado"
Av. Honorio Delgado 430 Urb. Ingenieria, San Martin de Porres
Lima 100 - Peru