Validity and reliability of a persian version of a questionnaire on knowledge of health care providers about sexually transmitted infections

Pourmarzi, D. and Taromian, S. and Razi, M. and Esmaeilie-Hesari, A. (2016) Validity and reliability of a persian version of a questionnaire on knowledge of health care providers about sexually transmitted infections. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 22 (8). pp. 596-602.

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The aim of this study was to translate into Persian and validate a questionnaire on knowledge about sexually transmitted diseases published by Jaworski and Carey in 2007. The questionnaire was forward-translated by two bilingual translators, and both translations were discussed by an expert team. The questionnaire was then back-translated by two other bilingual translators and discussed with both of them. Two sex-segregated focus group discussions were held with 21 health care providers to evaluate the comprehensibility of the questions. The final Persian version of the questionnaire was administered to 130 randomly selected health care providers in Rasht in 2014 to assess internal consistency and convergent and discriminant validity. The Cronbach’s alpha coefficients were 0.84 for the overall questionnaire, 0.75 for the cause/cure subscale and 0.74 for the general knowledge subscale. The correlation between an item and its subscale was significantly higher than its correlation with other subscales. The Persian version of the questionnaire is highly valid and reliable and can be used as a standard instrument for evaluating knowledge about sexually transmitted infections in the Islamic Republic of Iran. © 2016, World Health Organization. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Cited By :2 Export Date: 16 February 2020 CODEN: EMHJA Correspondence Address: Pourmarzi, D.; Reproductive Health Research Centre, Guilan University of Medical SciencesIran; email:
Uncontrolled Keywords: adult Article discriminant validity female health care personnel human male middle aged midwife Persian (people) psychologic test public health questionnaire reliability sexually transmitted disease work experience attitude to health Iran psychometry standards validation study Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice Humans Psychometrics Sexually Transmitted Diseases Surveys and Questionnaires
Subjects: WA Public Health
WJ Urogenital System
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mr lib4 lib4
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2020 05:30
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2020 05:30

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