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Revised version of knowledge, attitude and practice of medical doctors on smoking cessation guidelines questionnaire

Shalihin, Mohd Shaiful Ehsan and Md Aris, Mohd Aznan and Nik Mohamed, Mohamad Haniki (2020) Revised version of knowledge, attitude and practice of medical doctors on smoking cessation guidelines questionnaire. Malaysian Journal of Applied Sciences, 5 (1). pp. 95-104. ISSN 0127-9246

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Number of active smokers in Malaysia is increasing despite availability of stop smoking clinics and smoking cessation medications. Thus, the practice of the healthcare professionals involved in providing smoking cessation intervention using evidence-based guidelines needs to be assessed using validated assessment tool. Newly invented reliable and valid questionnaire locally is needed. This study aimed to develop and validate a newly modified questionnaire to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice of medical doctors based on national smoking cessation guidelines and factors contributing to the score. The 22 items consists of mixture of true/false choice questions and Likert scaling response based on domain of 5A’s (ask, assess, advice, assist, arrange) and 5R’s (relevant, risks, rewards, roadblocks, repetitions) of the national stop-smoking guideline. The questionnaires were distributed to 131 primary care doctors. Reliability was determined using Cronbach’s alpha for internal consistency while construct validity was assessed using factor analysis. A high degree of internal consistency was observed for this 22 items (Cronbach’s alpha = 0.87), with good knowledge subscale (0.72), attitude subscale (0.58) and practice subscale (0.92). Factor analysis showed five meaningful components which represent the smoking cessation framework. This study indicates that this questionnaire is reliable and valid tool to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice on stop smoking guidelines compared to previous questionnaire.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6934/80299
Uncontrolled Keywords: Questionnaire, Reliability, Smoking, Validity
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Pharmacy
Kulliyyah of Pharmacy > Department of Pharmacy Practice
Depositing User: Dr Mohd Shaiful Ehsan Shalihin
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2020 15:03
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2020 15:03
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/80299

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