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Volume 15, Issue 10 (March 2013)                   J Arak Uni Med Sci 2013, 15(10): 1-12 | Back to browse issues page

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Escandary N, Alipour Z, Lamyian M, Ahmaritehran H, Hajizadeh E, Mokhah S. Validity and reliability of the international AIDS questionnaire for Iranian student population. J Arak Uni Med Sci. 2013; 15 (10) :1-12
URL: http://jams.arakmu.ac.ir/article-1-1735-en.html
1- azad khalkhal University , kanom_alipour@yahoo.com
2- Qom University
3- Department of midwifery &Health Reproductive of Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.
4- Qom University of Medical Sciences
5- Department of Bio-statistics of Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.
6- Tarbiat Modares University
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Background: International AIDS questionnaire allows for making cross-cultural comparisons between individual’s levels of awareness and attitudes towards AIDS. This study assessed the reliability and validity of international AIDS questionnaire for Iranian student population. Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 448 students studying in non-medical sciences at universities in Qom were selected through convenience sampling. The participants completed the international AIDS questionnaire–Persian version (IAQ-P). Confirmatory and explanatory factor analysis, Pearson correlation, and Cronbach's Alpha were used in order to examine construct and concurrent validities, respectively. Independent t-test was run to compare the questionnaire scores between male and female participants. Results: The CFA supported the four-factor model, and the normative data showed patterns similar to previous research. Four dimensions of the questionnaire data were satisfactory (AGFI=0.91, GFI=0.93 and RMSEA=0.04, P<0.001). The total IAQ-P had a high internal consistency (Cronbach’s alpha=0.80). Cronbach’s alphas for the sub-scales were 0.78 (myths), 0.78 (attitudes), 0.79 (personal risk), and 0.60 (facts). After one month, test-retest study on a sub-sample of 41 students revealed Pearson correlation coefficient ranges from 0.36 to 0.75 (P<0.001). Conclusion: The IAQ-P was shown to be a valid and reliable instrument and the results of this study are similar to other versions of IAQ in other languages.
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Type of Study: Original Atricle | Subject: General
Received: 2012/06/9 | Accepted: 2012/09/20

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