Cross-Cultural Adaptation and Validation of the Attitudes Toward Suicide Questionnaire Among Healthcare personnel in Malaysia

Ching Sin Siau, Lei Hum Wee, Norhayati Ibrahim, Uma Visvalingam, Suzaily Wahab

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Abstract

Understanding attitudes toward suicide, especially among healthcare personnel, is an important step in both suicide prevention and treatment. We document the adaptation process and establish the validity and reliability of the Attitudes Toward Suicide (ATTS) questionnaire among 262 healthcare personnel in 2 major public hospitals in the Klang Valley, Malaysia. The findings indicate that healthcare personnel in Malaysia have unique constructs on suicide attitude, compared with the original study on a Western European sample. The adapted Malay ATTS questionnaire demonstrates adequate reliability and validity for use among healthcare personnel in Malaysia.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInquiry : a journal of medical care organization, provision and financing
Volume54
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

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Malaysia
Suicide
Delivery of Health Care
Reproducibility of Results
Public Hospitals
Surveys and Questionnaires

Keywords

  • attitude
  • health care
  • Malaysia
  • suicide
  • validation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Health Policy

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