Validation of an Indonesian Version of the Breast Cancer Awareness Scale (BCAS-I)

Solikhah, . and Promthet, Supannee and Rakkapao, Nitchamon and P Hurst, Cameron (2017) Validation of an Indonesian Version of the Breast Cancer Awareness Scale (BCAS-I). Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 18 (2). pp. 515-522. ISSN 2476762X

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Background: Raising breast cancer awareness is a key strategy to reduce associated mortality. While a paucity
of adequately validated instruments for breast cancer awareness is applicable across cultures, even outside the health care setting such instruments have been developed.

Objective: This study investigated the validity and psychometric properties of a breast cancer awareness scale in Indonesia (BCAS-I).

Methods: This cross-sectional study was carried
out among Indonesian women conveniently selected within three provinces (Yogyakarta, South of Sumatera and East
Nusa Tenggara) located in rural-urban areas using stratified random sampling. First, we translated all questionnaires from English to the local language and then back-translated. The third step was to perform psychometric testing of the adapted instrument by establishing internal consistency (Cronbach’s alpha score 0.79) and construct validity by confirmatory factor analysis (CFA).

Results: In the 856 participants who responded (responded rate = 98.28%), the age ranged from 18 to 80 years old (mean = 30, SD = 11). The BCAS-I was shown to have good internal consistency, and CFA demonstrated the model fit data adequately (χ2 = 922.267, df = 515, p <0.001, comparative fit index = 0.965, Tucker-Lewis Index = 0.96, goodness-of-fit index = 0.97, adjusted goodness-of-fit index = 0.97, root-mean-square error of approximation = 0.03 95% confidence interval: 0.027, 0.034). The final version of BCAS-I consists of 33 items across 5 domains that cover most key aspects of breast cancer awareness for this population.

Conclusion: The BCAS-I demonstrated good psychometric properties and was found to be valid to provide a measurement of breast cancer awareness in Asian women in general and Indonesian women in particular.

Item Type: Artikel Umum
Keyword: Breast cancer- breast cancer awareness- instrument validation- Indonesian women
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisi / Prodi: Faculty of Public Health (Fakultas Kesehatan Masyarakat) > S1-Science in Public Health (S1-Kesehatan Masyarakat)
Depositing User: Dr Solikhah Solikhah
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2019 07:30
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2019 07:30

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