Publication Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date

11-2016

Abstract

We aimed to examine the psychometric properties of a modified 16-item Attitudinal Index (AI), a measure of health beliefs in health prevention screenings among Chinese older adults. We used the 2013 Shanghai Longitudinal Survey of Elderly Life and Opinion data including 3418 respondents aged 60 and above. We examined the validity and reliability of the modified AI. Psychometric evaluation of the modified AI revealed good response patterns. The overall scale had good reliability (Cronbach’s alpha = 0.835) with four distinct dimensions: barriers, fatalism, unnecessary, and detects (Cronbach’s alpha = 0.815 to 0.908). Confirmatory factor analysis of the modified AI’s factor structure verified its 4-factor solution (CFI = 0.913, SRMR = 0.048, RMSEA=0.051). The validity and reliability of the modified AI support its cultural appropriateness in measuring health beliefs among Chinese older adults. Further psychometric evaluation should focus on testing concurrent and criterion validity

Discipline

Health Communication | Medicine and Health

Research Areas

Sociology

Publication

2016 GSA Annual Scientific Meeting Abstracts

Identifier

10.1093/geront/gnw162.1078

Publisher

University of North Carolina Press / Oxford University Press (OUP): Policy E - Oxford Open Option D

City or Country

Cary

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnw162.1078

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