Validation of the Breast Cancer Awareness Scale Indonesian (BCAS-I) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Solikhah, Solikhah and Sangruangake, Monthida and Promthet, Supannee and Hurst, Cameron (2017) Validation of the Breast Cancer Awareness Scale Indonesian (BCAS-I) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Advanced Science Letters, 23 (12). pp. 12589-12593. ISSN 19366612, 19367317

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reast cancer is the commonest issue in public health. The screening method particularly clinically-breast examination is likely to drive the leading for early diagnosis of breast cancer, and breast cancer awareness is the key to encouraging in help seeking these treatments. Several breast cancer awareness instruments have been developed that the authors report as validated. However, instruments like those are highly contextualized to particular health care settings. The aim of this study was to develop the BCAS instrument among Indonesian women. Indonesian women aged 18 to 80 years were selected by stratified random sampling in five municipalities in Yogyakarta provinces by two locations (rural–urban) combinations were collected. Parallel analysis based on confirmatory factor analysis was conducted. The association of the BCAS-I subscales with participant characteristics was undertaken using proportional odds ordinal logistic regression. The questionnaires were completed by 200 Indonesian women (100% response rate). The average age was 36 (SD = 12) and ranged from 18 to 74 years old. Most participants resided in rural areas (62%), and 60% didn’t have health insurance. According to the parallel analysis, a five-factor solution was used. The factor solution was followed: knowledge of risk factors, knowledge of signs and symptoms, attitude to breast cancer prevention, a barrier of breast screening, and health behavior related to breast cancer awareness. And the alpha value of 0.78 indicates sufficiently high reliability to provide confidence interpreting the score. This study demonstrated that the BCAS-I tool is shown to valid and reliable in Yogyakarta women, Indonesia. Psychometric properties are needed to determine the construct, concurrent, criterion, and predictive validity of the BCAS-I scale.

Keywords: Breast Cancer Awareness Scale; Indonesian Women; Psychometric Properties

Item Type: Artikel Umum
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Depositing User: Dr Solikhah Solikhah
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2019 03:59
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2019 03:59

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