The Cerebrovascular Attitudes and Beliefs Scale (CABS-R): the factor structure and psychometric properties of a tool for assessing stroke-related health beliefs
Sullivan, Karen A., White, Katherine M., Young, Ross McD., & Scott, Clinton J. (2009) The Cerebrovascular Attitudes and Beliefs Scale (CABS-R): the factor structure and psychometric properties of a tool for assessing stroke-related health beliefs. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine.
Background: Worldwide stroke is serious problem and one
that necessitates continued efforts towards prevention. The
health belief model suggests that improvements in prevention
will follow from incorporating strategies that change
beliefs, but this approach relies on the availability of tools for measuring such change. The Cerebrovascular Attitudes and Beliefs Scale (CABS-R) was developed to meet this need.-----
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the
psychometric properties of the CABS-R.-----
Method: In 2007, 126 Brisbane residents aged 50 years and
older completed the CABS-R. One month later, 70
participants completed the CABS-R again. Internal consistency,test–retest, and exploratory factor analyses were performed on subscales completed by >60 participants.-----
Results: Analyses showed that the CABS-R has moderateto-
good internal consistency and that scores are relatively
stable over time. A four-factor solution was identified,
suggesting that the CABS-R validly assesses stroke
susceptibility and seriousness and the perceived benefits of and barriers to exercise and weight loss for stroke
Conclusion: This study shows that the CABS-R is useful to
gauge changes in stroke beliefs over time. Consistent with
the model, a four factor solution was found. The CABS-R
may be a useful inclusion in future stroke prevention
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Cerebrovascular disease, Stroke, Health psychology, Health Belief Model, Stroke prevention|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health|
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2009 Springer/International Society of Behavioral Medicine|
|Deposited On:||01 May 2009 07:44|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 23:54|
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