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Development and validation of the Kilifi Epilepsy Beliefs and Attitude Scale

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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.

In: Epilepsy and Behavior, Vol. 24, No. 4, 08.2012, p. 480-487.

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Mbuba, CK, Abubakar, A, Hartley, S, Odermatt, P, Newton, CR & Carter, JA 2012, 'Development and validation of the Kilifi Epilepsy Beliefs and Attitude Scale', Epilepsy and Behavior, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 480-487. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yebeh.2012.06.001

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Mbuba, C. K., Abubakar, A., Hartley, S., Odermatt, P., Newton, C. R., & Carter, J. A. (2012). Development and validation of the Kilifi Epilepsy Beliefs and Attitude Scale. Epilepsy and Behavior, 24(4), 480-487. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yebeh.2012.06.001

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Mbuba CK, Abubakar A, Hartley S, Odermatt P, Newton CR, Carter JA. Development and validation of the Kilifi Epilepsy Beliefs and Attitude Scale. Epilepsy and Behavior. 2012 Aug;24(4):480-487. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yebeh.2012.06.001

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Mbuba, Caroline K. ; Abubakar, Amina ; Hartley, Sally ; Odermatt, Peter ; Newton, Charles R. ; Carter, Julie A. / Development and validation of the Kilifi Epilepsy Beliefs and Attitude Scale. In: Epilepsy and Behavior. 2012 ; Vol. 24, No. 4. pp. 480-487.

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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 entire scale (α=0.70). Test-retest reliability was acceptable for all the subscales. The Kilifi Epilepsy Beliefs and Attitude Scale is a reliable and valid tool that measures beliefs and attitudes about epilepsy. It may be useful in other RPC or as a tool to assess the effectiveness of interventions to improve knowledge, beliefs, and attitudes about epilepsy.",
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