The Validity and Reliability of Knowledge, Attitude, and Behavior Assessment Tool for Primary Health Physicians Towards Mental Disorder

Arma Diani, Richard Budiman, Nurmiati Amir, Hervita Diatri

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Abstract

Introduction: Mental disorder is often reported not being treated adequately, especially in primary health care. Until now, we haven't provided any tool for assessing knowledge, attitude, and behaviour for primary health physicians towards mental disorder. The objective of this study was to determin the validity and realibility of knowledge, attitude, and behaviour assessment tool for primary health physicians towards mental disorder.Methods: This is a diagnostic test study in 97 primary health physicians. Subjects were takenusing purposive sampling. The questionnaire in this study consists of 10 questions about knowledge, 10 questions about attitude, and 20 questions about behaviour towards mental disorder.Results: The Cronbach's Alpha score (<0,7) shows that this tool didn't have a good constructvalidity. There are weak correlation in several questions. The results of internal consistency is still not reliable.Conclusion: The knowledge, attitude, and behaviour assesment tool for primary health carephyisicians towards mental disorder is still not valid and reliable.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of the Indonesian Medical Association
Volume63
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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