Development of a Measure of Attitude toward Pulmonary Disease Prevention

William C. Mcgaghie, Brian Boehlecke, Brenda M. Devellis, Megan Becker, Alfonso Contreras

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This developmental study aimed to produce a measure of attitude toward pulmonary disease prevention that yields reliable data from health professionals and students. Systematic scale development procedures, reliability analyses on three samples of 2,852 medical students, and factor analysis were used to develop and refine the attitude scale. Internal consistency (a=.83) and test-retest (r=.57) reliabilities are high. These and otheranalyses indicate that the scale is unidimensional. The resulting Pulmonary Disease Prevention Survey (PDPS) holds promise in educational and health services research as an outcome measure or as a mediating variable that may correlate with preventive behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)106-118
Number of pages13
JournalEvaluation & the Health Professions
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy


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