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Development of a questionnaire on awareness and action towards symptoms and risk factors of heart attack and stroke among a Malaysian population

Ahmed, Abdullah Abdulmajid Abdo and Al-Shami, Abdulkareem Mohammed and Jamshed, Shazia Qasim and Nahas, Abdul Rahman Fata (2019) Development of a questionnaire on awareness and action towards symptoms and risk factors of heart attack and stroke among a Malaysian population. BMC Public Health, 19 (1). pp. 1-10. ISSN 1471-2458

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Abstract

Background The awareness of symptoms and action towards heart attack and stroke is important to reduce the morbidity and mortality in both developed and developing countries. The aim of this study was to develop a questionnaire on awareness and action towards symptoms and risk factors of heart attack and stroke among lay public in Malaysia. The questionnaire was developed in both English and Bahasa Melayu. Methods Primarily the questions were generated in English. Face and content validity were performed by five experts in Pharmacy Practice and Medicine. A translation as per guidelines into Malay language was performed; followed by face-to-face interview of 96 lay public in Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia. For internal consistency, reliability was assessed utilizing Cronbach’s alpha. Results The mean ± SD of the awareness and action towards heart attack symptoms and risk factors was 65.52 ± 6.3, with a good internal consistency (Cronbach’s alpha = 0.75), whereas the mean of the awareness and action towards stroke symptoms and risk factors was 61.93 ± 7.11, with an accepted internal consistency (Cronbach’s alpha = 0.86). Conclusion The current validation research showed that the developed questionnaire is valid and reliable for assessing the awareness and action towards symptoms and risk factors of heart attack and stroke among lay public in Malaysia.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6772/75830
Uncontrolled Keywords: Reliability, Validity, Questionnaire development, Awareness, Heart attack, Stroke, Symptoms, Risk factors, Kuantan, Malaysia
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA644.3 Public Health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine - Chronic and Noninfectious Diseases and Public Health
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Pharmacy > Department of Pharmacy Practice
Depositing User: Dr. Abdulkareem Mohammed Al-Shami
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2019 11:30
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2019 11:42
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/75830

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