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Adaptation and Validation of the Arabic Version of the Infant Breastfeeding Knowledge Questionnaire among Lebanese Women / Hani Tamim in Journal of Human Lactation, Vol. 32 n° 4 (Novembre 2016)
Titre : Adaptation and Validation of the Arabic Version of the Infant Breastfeeding Knowledge Questionnaire among Lebanese Women Type de document : texte imprimé Auteurs : Hani Tamim, Auteur ; Lilian A. Ghandour, Auteur ; Lama Shamsedine, Auteur Année de publication : 2016 Article en page(s) : pp. 682-688 Langues : Anglais (eng) Catégories : Adaptation de texte
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Résumé : Background: Valid instruments that can reliably assess maternal breastfeeding knowledge in Arabic-speaking populations are nonexistent. The availability of such an instrument is essential for investigators working in this field.
Objective: This study aimed to describe the adaptation and validation of the Arabic Breastfeeding Knowledge Questionnaire (BFK-A) from the original 20-item English version.
Methods: A translated version of the 20-item BFK was validated among 417 Lebanese women after pilot testing for clarity, comprehension, length, and cultural appropriateness. Exploratory factor analysis was run to examine dimensionality of the instrument and Kuder-Richardson-20 (KR-20) was used to assess its internal consistency.
Results: The BFK-A is a unidimensional scale with acceptable internal consistency reliability (KR-20 = 0.652) after the exclusion of 4 items. Higher breastfeeding knowledge levels were strongly and statistically significantly associated with higher mean scores for the validated Arabic Iowa Infant Feeding Attitude Scale (P < .001), thus confirming its construct validity.
Conclusion: The Arabic 16-item BFK-A has an acceptable reliability, similar to the original instrument. Further studies are encouraged to confirm the validity of the 16-item BFK-A among other Arab populations. There is also a need to develop more reliable instruments to use in lactation research in this context. [Extrait de l'auteur]
in Journal of Human Lactation > Vol. 32 n° 4 (Novembre 2016) . - pp. 682-688[article]Validation of the Arabic Version of the Infant Feeding Intentions Scale Among Lebanese Women / Nadine Yehya in Journal of Human Lactation, Vol. 33, n°2 (Mai 2017)
Titre : Validation of the Arabic Version of the Infant Feeding Intentions Scale Among Lebanese Women Type de document : texte imprimé Auteurs : Nadine Yehya, Auteur ; Hani Tamim, Auteur ; Lama Shamsedine, Auteur Année de publication : 2017 Article en page(s) : pp. 383-389 Langues : Anglais (eng) Catégories : Alimentation
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Nutrition de l'enfant
Nutrition du nourrisson
Résumé : "Background:
The Infant Feeding Intentions (IFI) scale was shown to reliably measure maternal intentions to initiate breastfeeding and continue exclusive breastfeeding until 1, 3, or 6 months in English and Spanish but not in Arab contexts.
This study aimed to validate an Arabic version of the IFI scale (IFI-A) and examine its ability to predict exclusive breastfeeding at 1, 3, or 6 months in pregnant Lebanese women.
The internal consistency reliability and construct validity of the IFI-A scale were tested on 50 pregnant women (Group 1), whereas its predictive ability was tested on 196 pregnant women (Group 2), who were surveyed monthly about their infants’ nutrition method until 6 months.
The IFI-A scale’s Cronbach’s alpha internal consistency reliability is .82. Its corrected item-total correlations ranged from .26 for Item 2 (“at least give breastfeeding a try”) to .86 for Item 4 (“will be exclusively breastfeeding at 3 months”). Exploratory factor analysis revealed that it is unidimensional. IFI-A scores correlated significantly with exclusive breastfeeding duration in Group 1 (r = .624; p = .001) and with participants’ breastfeeding attitude (r = .390; p < .001) and previous breastfeeding duration (r = .237; p = .011) in Group 2, thus confirming its external construct validity. In adjusted analysis, the IFI-A scale predicted exclusive breastfeeding at 3 months, albeit weakly (odds ratio = 1.16; 95% confidence interval [0.99, 1.36]), but not at 1 or 6 months.
The IFI-A scale is a reliable and valid tool to assess maternal feeding intentions and predict exclusive breastfeeding at 3 months in the Arab context. Further studies are needed in other Arab contexts to confirm our findings."[Résumé de l'auteur]
in Journal of Human Lactation > Vol. 33, n°2 (Mai 2017) . - pp. 383-389[article]