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The Validity and Reliability of the Turkish Version of Drug Attitude Inventory-10
1 Bakırköy Ruh Sağlığı ve Sinir Hastalıkları Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Psikiyatri Kliniği, İstanbul, Türkiye  
2 Şişli Etfal Teaching and Research Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, İstanbul, Turkey  
Arch Neuropsychiatry ; : -
DOI: 10.5152/npa.2017. 18078
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Key Words: Drug attitude inventory, treatment compliance, schizophrenia
Abstract

Introduction: Compliance with drug treatment is an important issue in Schizophrenia for which many scales have been devised. These are frequently employed due to ease of use and high predictive value, although they are not as accurate as blood level testing. To determine the validity and reliability of  the Turkish version of Drug Attitude Inventory.

 

Methods: 82 schizophrenia patients were included in the study. Subjects were evaluated using  Drug Attitude Inventory, a Sociodemographic Data Form, Positive And Negative Symptom Scale, Social Functioning Scale, and Quality of  Life Scale for Schizophrenia Patients.

 

Results: Reliability analysis revealed Cronbach’s α coefficient for internal consistency to be 0.798 and item-total item correlation coefficients to be between 0.420 and 0.647. Test-retest correlation coefficient (r) was 0.809. Construct validity analysis revealed a tri-factorial construct which accounts for 62.68% of variance. Good conformity to single factor construct was found with confirmatory factor analysis.

 

Conclusion:  The Turkish version of Drug Attitude Inventory-10 is valid and reliable for evaluation of schizophrenia patients which makes it suitable for research and clinical settings. 

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