publication . Article . 2012

Development and validation of the Kilifi Epilepsy Beliefs and Attitude Scale

Mbuba, Caroline K.; Abubakar, Amina; Hartley, Sally; Odermatt, Peter; Newton, Charles R.; Carter, Julie A.;
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  • Published: 01 Aug 2012 Journal: Epilepsy & Behavior, volume 24, issue 4, pages 480-487 (issn: 1525-5050, eissn: 1525-5069, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Academic Press
Abstract
Epilepsy remains misunderstood, particularly in resource poor countries (RPC). We developed and validated a tool to assess beliefs and attitudes about epilepsy among people with epilepsy (PWE) in Kilifi, Kenya. The 50-item scale was developed through a literature review and qualitative study findings, and its reliability and validity were assessed with 673 PWE. A final scale of 34 items had Cronbach's alpha scores for the five subscales: causes of epilepsy (α = 0.71); biomedical treatment of epilepsy (α = 0.70); cultural treatment of epilepsy (α = 0.75); risk and safety concerns about epilepsy (α = 0.56); and negative attitudes about epilepsy (α = 0.76) and enti...
Subjects
free text keywords: Epilepsy, Stigma, Africa, Attitudes, Clinical Neurology, Behavioral Neuroscience, Beliefs, Neurology, Article
Funded by
WT| Epidemiology and treatment of Epilepsy in sub-Saharan Africa.
Project
  • Funder: Wellcome Trust (WT)
  • Project Code: 083744
  • Funding stream: Population and Public Health ; Populations and Public Health
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publication . Article . 2012

Development and validation of the Kilifi Epilepsy Beliefs and Attitude Scale

Mbuba, Caroline K.; Abubakar, Amina; Hartley, Sally; Odermatt, Peter; Newton, Charles R.; Carter, Julie A.;