J Korean Acad Child Health Nurs.  2007 Jan;13(1):21-32.

Development of a Tool to Measure Health Promotion Behavior for Infants & Toddlers

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Nursing, Hallym University, Korea. kims@hallym.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Nursing, Sahmyook University, Korea.
  • 3Department of Nursing, Sahmyook Graduate School, Korea.
  • 4Department of Statistics, Hallym Graduate School, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to develop a tool to assess degree of health promotion behavior for infants & toddlers. METHOD: The research design was a methodological study. The tool was developed in 4 stages: first, preliminary items were developed based on a questionnaire that was given to 20 mothers of infants & toddlers second, a panel of specialists reduced the preliminary items using 3 validity tests; third, final items were selected from the results of a test with a sample of 262 families.
RESULTS
The final tool to measure the health promotion behavior consisted of 35 items and the Cronbach's alpha coefficient for internal consistency was .884. Using factor analysis, a 7 factor solution explained 45.6% of the total variance.
CONCLUSION
This tool can be effectively utilized for child health care.

Keyword

Health promotion; Behavior; Infants & toddlers

MeSH Terms

Child
Health Promotion*
Humans
Infant*
Methods
Mothers
Research Design
Specialization
Child Health
Surveys and Questionnaires
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