Designing and Conducting Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice Surveys in Psychiatry: Practical Guidance

Chittaranjan Andrade, Vikas Menon, Shahul Ameen, Samir Kumar Praharaj

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Abstract

Knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP) surveys are popular in health care because they provide useful information and appear easy to design and execute. There are subtleties, however, in such surveys that early career researchers need to be aware of. This article does not provide a detailed review of the subject, nor does it address theory; rather, it provides practical guidance on matters such as identifying the need for the survey; defining the target population; preparing the questions that address knowledge, attitudes, and practice; preparing options for the answers to the items in the questionnaire; deciding how to score the instrument and analyze the results; and validating the instrument. Specific examples are presented to help readers understand and apply the guidance in various contexts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)478-481
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Journal of Psychological Medicine
Volume42
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 09-2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Psychology

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