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Am J Health Behav. 2006 Mar-Apr;30(2):208-20.

A theory-based reproductive health and diabetes instrument.

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Center for Research and Evaluation, School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA. dcpro@pitt.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To determine psychometric properties of scales within the theoretically based Reproductive Health Attitudes and Behavior (RHAB) instrument for examining preconception planning of young women with diabetes. Scales represented constructs from 3 social cognition models that can influence reproductive health behavior.

METHODS:

Psychometrics were examined on data from a telephone interview on this 48-item instrument using a sample of 87 female adolescents with diabetes from 4 medical centers.

RESULTS:

Overall, the major factors (scales) clustered according to theoretical underpinning. Most Cronbach alphas were moderate (.60-.83).

CONCLUSIONS:

RHAB appears to have acceptable levels of validity/reliability for use with female adolescents with diabetes.

PMID:
16533105
DOI:
10.5555/ajhb.2006.30.2.208
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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