The indonesia version of evidence-based practice questionnaire (EBPQ): Translation and Reliability

Melati Fajarini, Sri Rahayu, Agus Setiawan

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Background: Evidence-based practice (EBP) increases quality of care, however, its practice in Indonesia is still uncovered. A measure on EBP is then needed to acquire the EBP profilr in Indonesia. The Upton and Upton’s EBPQ is utilized to measure the perception of health workers on their EBP’s kwonledge, attitude and practice. This questionnaire is widely known; however, the Indonesian version is yet available. Therefore, a reliable Indonesian version of EBPQ is imperative. Purpose: this study aimed to translate EBPQ into Indonesian language and evaluate its reliability. Methods: the WHO’s framework on translation and adoption process of instrument was assigned in this study. EBPQ was translated forward, discussed with experts then translated backward, pretested and finalized. The reliability test was conducted on 20 doctors and nurses at three hospitals in Depok and were calculated using the SPSS software. Findings: 12 changes of words and the psychometric scale were applied in the Indonesian version of EBPQ. The questions on attitude subscale were doubled into 8 questions, although only 4 of them reliable.the Cronbach’s α of total items valued 0.92 with α 0.81, 0.74 and 0.94 for practice, attitude, and knowledge, respectively. Thus, a total of 24 reliable questions were finalized in this version. Conclusion and Recommendations: The Indonesian version of EBPQ is reliable. Further study on the attitude subscale and psychometric scale are necessary.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventThe 6th Padjadjaran International Nursing Conference - ID, Bandung, Indonesia
Duration: 1 Jan 2018 → …


ConferenceThe 6th Padjadjaran International Nursing Conference
Period1/01/18 → …


  • Evidence-based practice; evidence-based practice questionnaire; translation; reliability.


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