Translation, reliability and validity of Iranian version of the smoking consequences questionnaire (SCQ) among smokers

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Informa Healthcare
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Journal Article
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Journal of Substance Use, 2014, xx
Issue Date:
2014-01
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Background: Smoking poses varions adverse effects on human health. Unfortunately, there is still a large population of smokers worldwide. Well understanding the potential consequences of smoking by the general public may prevent the initiation of smoking behavior and help the smokers to quit. Aims: The aim of this study was to cross-culturally translate and validate the Persian version of Smoking Consequences Questionnaire (SCQ). Design and methods: The backwardforward translation technique was used to setup the scales among 40 smokers. Using a convenient sampling method, 400 smokers were recruited from a smoking cessation department in Qazvin city. Internal consistency and testretest method was used to assess reliability. Cronbachs Alpha and Intraclass Correlation Coefficients (ICC) were used to assess Internal Consistency and Testretest reliability. Predictive validity of Nicotine Dependence was measured by correlation between SCQ and Fagerstrom Test. The scale construction was verified by Factor Analysis (explanatory and confirmatory). Data are expressed as mean?±?SD, which were analyzed by SPSS. Read More: http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.3109/14659891.2013.833654
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