Turkish validity and reliability study of public attitudes towards epilepsy

Authors

  • Ummuhan Akturk
  • Yahya Akalin

Keywords:

Epilepsy, public attitudes toward epilepsy, scale, Turkey psychometric validation 

Abstract

Aim: This study was conducted for the purpose of adapting the Public Attitudes Toward Epilepsy Scale (PATE) for the Turkish context and determining its validity and reliability. Material and Methods: This is a methodological research and conducted in a family health centre located in the eastern Turkey between February 2018 and September 2018. In this study, 268 individuals, who were older than 18 years and registered in a Family Health Centre, were reached. Results: The result of the KMO test was determined to be 0.783 and that of Bartlett’s test 1002.772, and both were observed to be significant at a level of p , 0.001. Conclusion: Our study determined that the Turkish version of the PATE has validity and reliability and can be used in Turkish society.

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Published

2021-05-25

How to Cite

Akturk, U., & Akalin, Y. (2021). Turkish validity and reliability study of public attitudes towards epilepsy . Annals of Medical Research, 27(8), 2155–2160. Retrieved from https://annalsmedres.org/index.php/aomr/article/view/894

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