1 گروه آموزش بهداشت، دانشکده بهداشت، دانشگاه علوم پزشکی اراک، اراک، ایران
2 گروه اپیدمیولوژی، دانشکده بهداشت، دانشگاه علوم پزشکی اراک، اراک، ایران
عنوان مقاله [English]
Introduction: sensing the need for continued assessment of preventive behaviors, have emphasized by the researchers of health field. Using the suitable mean in the scientific literature is the way to access this goal. So the current study aimed to evaluate the reliability and validity of self-assessment tool to prevent drug behavior in children based on the theory of planned behavior. Material and Methods: This cross - sectional study was conducted with a random sample of 231 mothers with children less than 6 years of age who had referred to the health centers of Azadshahr city, during 2015. Through quantitative and qualitative outward validity, the ratio and index of content validity of tool was judged by a panel of 10 experts. Then, reliability of the tool was determined by the internal agreement (Cronbach's alpha coefficient) and was estimated and approved.
Results: After reviewing the validity of results, content validity index of the questions were revised and the necessary changes were made in the narrative process was repeated until the desired amount of content validity index of more than 0.62 and reliability content of more than0.79 was achieved. Test-retest and reliability with more than 0.7 was confirmed.
Conclusion: The results of this study provided a good evidence of valid and reliable tools to assess preventive behavior of self-medication in children based on the theory of planned behavior.