Validity and reliability the Persian version of multidimensional AIDS anxiety questionnaire- (MAAQ-P) in iranian student population
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Background
Given that، people''s reaction to AIDS victims، desire to seek information about AIDS، and personal efforts to avoid exposure to AIDS could be affected by the level of anxiety a person experiences about AIDS. This paper assessed the reliability and validity of Persian version of multidimensional AIDS Anxiety Questionnaire– (MAAQ-P) in Iranian students. Methods and Materials: After face and content validity، to psychometry present tool، from 617 students of Qom non-medical universities، answered to response to (MAAQ-P). Samples selected by available method. In this study، we used confirmatory and explanatory factor analysis، Pearson correlation and Cronbach''s Alpha in order to examine construct and concurrent validity، respectively. SPSS program version 18 and Lisrel version 8. 8 were used to analyze the data in this study.
Findings
The total (MAAQ-P) had a high internal consistency (Cronbach’s alpha = 0. 95). The Cronbach’s alphas for the sub-scales were (physiological arousal، =α0. 78)، (cognitive ­worry، =α0. 78) (sexual inhibition، =α0. 79)، (discussion inhibition =α0. 80) and (fear، =α0. 80). Based on factor analysis، five dimensions Inventory 5. 57 of the total variance explained، and they were approved. After one month test-retest study on a sub-sample of 40 students revealed Pearson correlation coefficient ranges from 0. 65 to 0. 96 was obtained (p<0. 001).
Conclusions
The results of the present study indicate that the Farsi version of MAAQ has a good reliability and validity and instruments that can be used to monitor societal changes in AIDS anxiety.
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Persian
Published:
Journal of Research in Behavioural Sciences, Volume:11 Issue:5, 2014
Page:
448
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