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Developing two different measures for assessing knowledge of and attitudes toward epilepsy for the Turkish population.
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PMID:  17974487     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of this study was to develop two new scales for assessing Turkish public's knowledge of epilepsy and attitudes toward it. A 26-item knowledge scale and a 15-item attitude scale were first developed and then tested using a random selection of adults aged 18 n = 613) from different parts of Istanbul. After item and factor analyses of the knowledge scale, 10 items were omitted. Varimax rotation resulted in three underlying components that explained 35.7% of the variance. As a reliability assessment, the Kuder-Richardson-20 coefficient was 0.72. For the attitude scale one item was excluded after factor analyses. Varimax rotation revealed two underlying components that explained 46.31% of the variance. Cronbach's alpha was found to be 0.84. Additionally, it was found that subjects with more knowledge of epilepsy had more positive attitudes toward epilepsy (r = .36, P<0.01).
Nuran Aydemir
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2007-10-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Epilepsy & behavior : E&B     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1525-5050     ISO Abbreviation:  Epilepsy Behav     Publication Date:  2008 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-12-18     Completed Date:  2008-04-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100892858     Medline TA:  Epilepsy Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  84-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Epilepsy / epidemiology,  psychology*
Factor Analysis, Statistical
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Middle Aged
Psychometrics / methods*
Reproducibility of Results
Turkey / epidemiology
Weights and Measures

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