Psychometric Evaluation of the Breastfeeding Attrition Prediction Tool in a Pregnant Adolescent Sample

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159951
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Presentation
Title:
Psychometric Evaluation of the Breastfeeding Attrition Prediction Tool in a Pregnant Adolescent Sample
Abstract:
Psychometric Evaluation of the Breastfeeding Attrition Prediction Tool in a Pregnant Adolescent Sample
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2010
Author:Stopper, Connie, MSN,. MEd., CNS
P.I. Institution Name:Kent State University
Title:Nursing
Contact Address:P.O. Box 5190, Henderson Hall - 313, Kent, OH, 44240, USA
Contact Telephone:330-524-4490
Co-Authors:C. Stopper, S.M. Stricklin, C. Hober, K. Wambach, Nursisng, University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS;
Breastfeeding is identified as one of the most important factors in infant nutrition by Healthy People 2010. Adolescents have been found less likely to breastfeed when compared to other populations and in need of interventions to meet the goal of a 75% breastfeed initiation rate as set by Healthy People 2010. The outcome of interventions designed to increase breastfeeding among adolescent mothers must be carefully measured using valid and reliable tools. The purpose of this research was to conduct psychometric evaluation of the Breastfeeding Attitude Prediction Tool (BAPT) in the adapted form for pregnant adolescents including: determining item characteristics and dimensionality, assessing internal consistency reliability, testing hypotheses to obtain support for construct validity; and proposing item revisions and/or deletions. The BAPT, a 94 item tool containing four subscales based on Ajzen's Theory of Planned Behavior, postulates that human behavioral intentions are determined by behavioral, normative, and control beliefs and that intention, in turn, is the immediate antecedent of behavior. This study used existing de-identified data from a randomized clinical trial to promote and support breastfeeding in adolescent mothers. Methodological analysis consisted of reviewing demographic data and completing item and composite score analysis using descriptive statistics and correlational procedures. The analysis process included exploratory factor analysis with principal axis factoring as the extraction method and promax rotation. Cronbach alpha was used to assess reliability and multiple regression was applied for construct validity assessment. The findings included: 1) Support for deletion of four items: 2) Four factors supported existing BAPT subscales; 3) Construct validity support of relationships between positive and negative breastfeeding sentiment, social and professional support, and perceived behavioral control and intention; and, perceived behavioral control over breastfeeding with breastfeeding knowledge. This analysis supports the use of the BAPT in the adolescent population. Additional recommendations are made for tool adaptation for use with adolescents.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePsychometric Evaluation of the Breastfeeding Attrition Prediction Tool in a Pregnant Adolescent Sampleen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159951-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Psychometric Evaluation of the Breastfeeding Attrition Prediction Tool in a Pregnant Adolescent Sample</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Stopper, Connie, MSN,. MEd., CNS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Kent State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">P.O. Box 5190, Henderson Hall - 313, Kent, OH, 44240, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">330-524-4490</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">cstopper6@aol.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">C. Stopper, S.M. Stricklin, C. Hober, K. Wambach, Nursisng, University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Breastfeeding is identified as one of the most important factors in infant nutrition by Healthy People 2010. Adolescents have been found less likely to breastfeed when compared to other populations and in need of interventions to meet the goal of a 75% breastfeed initiation rate as set by Healthy People 2010. The outcome of interventions designed to increase breastfeeding among adolescent mothers must be carefully measured using valid and reliable tools. The purpose of this research was to conduct psychometric evaluation of the Breastfeeding Attitude Prediction Tool (BAPT) in the adapted form for pregnant adolescents including: determining item characteristics and dimensionality, assessing internal consistency reliability, testing hypotheses to obtain support for construct validity; and proposing item revisions and/or deletions. The BAPT, a 94 item tool containing four subscales based on Ajzen's Theory of Planned Behavior, postulates that human behavioral intentions are determined by behavioral, normative, and control beliefs and that intention, in turn, is the immediate antecedent of behavior. This study used existing de-identified data from a randomized clinical trial to promote and support breastfeeding in adolescent mothers. Methodological analysis consisted of reviewing demographic data and completing item and composite score analysis using descriptive statistics and correlational procedures. The analysis process included exploratory factor analysis with principal axis factoring as the extraction method and promax rotation. Cronbach alpha was used to assess reliability and multiple regression was applied for construct validity assessment. The findings included: 1) Support for deletion of four items: 2) Four factors supported existing BAPT subscales; 3) Construct validity support of relationships between positive and negative breastfeeding sentiment, social and professional support, and perceived behavioral control and intention; and, perceived behavioral control over breastfeeding with breastfeeding knowledge. This analysis supports the use of the BAPT in the adolescent population. Additional recommendations are made for tool adaptation for use with adolescents.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:29:13Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:29:13Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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