Instrument development for health belief model constructs.

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Abstract

Research was conducted to develop valid and reliable scales to test the Health Belief Model (HBM). The dependent variable chosen for scale development was frequency of breast self-examination. Independent variables were constructs related to the HBM: susceptibility, seriousness, benefits, barriers, and health motivation. Analyses for construct validity and theory testing included factor analysis and multiple regression. Chronbach Alpha and Pearson r were used to compute reliabilities. Scales that were judged valid and reliable were susceptibility, seriousness, benefits, barriers, and health motivation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-85
Number of pages13
JournalANS. Advances in nursing science
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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