›› 2013, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (2): 209-.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1674-8115.2013.02.017

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Validity and reliability analysis of IMB based questionnaire on reproductive health among unmarried rural-urban female migrants in Shanghai

WANG Ying1, MA Jin1, WANG Jin2, HUANG Hong1, ZHENG Zhi-jie1, CAI Yong1   

  1. 1.School of Public Health, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai 200025, China; 2.Pudong Institute for Health Development, Shanghai 200136, China
  • Online:2013-02-28 Published:2013-03-07
  • Supported by:

    National Natural Foundation, 71273174; Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine Foundation; Shanghai Jiaotong University Foundation, 2011-C


Objective To evaluate the validity and reliability of the IMB based questionnaire for reproductive health among unmarried rural-urban female migrants, and assess the application of the questionnaire in the target population in Shanghai. Methods Convenience sampling was adopted, and 944 unmarried rural-urban female migrants were selected from the examination centers for migrant workers in three districts of Shanghai to fill out the questionnaire for reproductive health. The questionnaire included basic personal information, knowledge, attitude, behaviors and demands of participants on reproductive health. The content validity was evaluated by experts discussion, the constructive validity was assessed by factor analysis, and the internal reliability was determined by calculating reliability coefficients. The test-retest reliability was measured with the same questionnaire among 40 participants at the interval of 2 weeks. Results All Cronbach´s alpha coefficients ranged between 0.313 and 0.824. Information of reproductive health and attitude towards regular sex partner were two internal reliability scales of the highest scores. The spearman correlation coefficients were larger than 0.5, which showed fine test-retest reliability (P<0.05). Four factors explained 78.66% of the questionnaire by using factor analysis, and all factors could be regarded as information, motives, behavior techniques, and preventive action about reproductive health. Conclusion Overall the designed IMB based questionnaire can be applied to assess reproductive health among unmarried rural-urban female migrants with good reliability and validity, but relative scales of self-efficacy should be revised to accommodate the research about reproductive health of the population.

Key words: rural-urban migrant, unmarried female, reproductive health, reliability, validity