Assessing the overuse of antibiotics in children with URTIs in Saudi Arabia : development of the parental perception on antibiotics scale (PAPA scale)
Alumran, Arwa, Hou, Xiang-Yu, & Hurst, Cameron P. (2013) Assessing the overuse of antibiotics in children with URTIs in Saudi Arabia : development of the parental perception on antibiotics scale (PAPA scale). Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health, 3(1), pp. 3-10.
Background: Antibiotic overuse is influenced by several factors that can only be measured using a valid and reliable psychosocial measurement instrument. This study aims to establish translation and early stage validation of an instrument recently developed by this research team to measure factors influencing the overuse of antibiotics in children with upper respiratory tract infections in Saudi Arabia.
Method: The content evaluation panel was composed of area experts approached using the Delphi Technique. Experts were provided with the questionnaires iteratively, on a three-round basis until consensus on the relevance of items was reached independently. Translation was achieved by adapting Brislin’s model of translation.
Results: After going through the iterative process with the experts, consensus was reached to 58 items (including demographics). Experts also pointed out some issues related to ambiguity and redundancy in some items. A final Arabic version was produced from the translation process.
Conclusion: This study produced preliminary validation of the developed instrument from the experts’ contributions. Then, the instrument was translated from English to Arabic. The instrument will undergo further validation steps in the future, such as construct validity.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Validity; Upper respiratory tract infections; Antibiotics overuse; Delphi Technique; Psychosocial; Measurement instrument; Saudi Arabia|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2013 Elsevier|
|Copyright Statement:||This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health, [VOL 3, ISSUE 3, (2013)] DOI: 10.1016/j.jegh.2012.11.005|
|Deposited On:||04 Apr 2013 22:01|
|Last Modified:||06 May 2013 07:26|
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