Volume 6, Issue 1, June 2020, Page: 25-31
The Psychometric Properties of a Romanian Version of the Vaccination Attitudes Examination (VAX) Scale
Gheorghe Huza, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iași, Romania
Received: Apr. 21, 2019;       Accepted: May 25, 2020;       Published: Jun. 16, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijhpebs.20200601.14      View  260      Downloads  150
Abstract
Objective: To validate a Romanian version of the Vaccination Attitudes Examination (VAX) Scale and determine its psychometric properties in Romanian people. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted in different social categories. The sample consists of 124 (30.6%) males, 259 (64.0%) females, 22 (5.4%) not specified gender with ages ranging from 16 to 62 years. Data were collected on the Romanian version of the Vaccination Attitudes Examination (VAX) Scale, the Attitudes Toward Vaccination Questionnaire, the General Health Perception Scale and the Perceived Sensitivity to Medicines Scale. Results: Scale's reliability analysis revealed an overall Cronbach’s alpha of a 0.82 showing good internal consistency. The Spearman correlation between the VAX scale's total score and the Attitudes Toward Vaccination Questionnaire, indicate good levels of convergent validity. Confirmatory Analysis revealed a good fit. Conclusion: The validated Romanian version of the Vaccination Attitudes Examination (VAX) Scale is a valid and reliable measure in detecting the vaccine-hesitant Romanian people.
Keywords
Attitudes Toward Vaccines, Validation, The Vaccination Attitudes Examination (VAX) Scale
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Gheorghe Huza, The Psychometric Properties of a Romanian Version of the Vaccination Attitudes Examination (VAX) Scale, International Journal of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Education and Behavioural Science. Vol. 6, No. 1, 2020, pp. 25-31. doi: 10.11648/j.ijhpebs.20200601.14
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