The Malay version of antenatal and postnatal breastfeeding self-efficacy scale-short form: Reliability and validity assessment

Huzaimah Husin, Zaleha Md Isa, Rosemawati Ariffin, Suriati Abd Rahman, Hasanain Faisal Ghazi

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Abstract

Maternal self-efficacy in breastfeeding is one of the potential modifiable factors which is consistently linked with positive breastfeeding outcomes. This study aimed to develop a Malay translation of the original English BSES-SF and to conduct a validity and reliability assessment on both antenatal and postnatal questionnaires among 101 pregnant women in their third trimester and 104 women on their first week postpartum. The Malay translation of the English BSES-SF was conducted by using back-to-back translation processes, followed by validity and reliability evaluation. The validated Malay version of the questionnaire BSES-SF was then administered on the respondents. The questionnaire comprised of socio-demographic, antenatal, and breastfeeding information. Furthermore, data on infant feeding method were collected via telephone call made to the respondents at four weeks postpartum. The Cronbach's Alpha value for antenatal BSES-SF questionnaire was0.94, while the value for postnatal BSES-SF questionnaire was 0.95. The factor analysis identified a one-dimensional structure which able to explain 59.02% of the variance for antenatal questionnaire and 60.43% of the variance for postnatal questionnaire. In addition, high antenatal and postnatal breastfeeding self-efficacy scores were significantly associated with the practice of exclusive breastfeeding at four weeks postpartum. As a conclusion, Both Malay versions of the antenatal and postnatal BSES-SF questionnaires are valid and reliable tools to assess breastfeeding self-efficacy among Malaysian mothers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62-69
Number of pages8
JournalMalaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine
Volume17
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Self Efficacy
Breast Feeding
Reproducibility of Results
Postpartum Period
Mothers
Surveys and Questionnaires
Feeding Methods
Third Pregnancy Trimester
Telephone
Statistical Factor Analysis
Pregnant Women
Demography

Keywords

  • Breastfeeding
  • Breastfeeding self-efficacy
  • Malay Version
  • Questionnaires
  • Reliability
  • Validity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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The Malay version of antenatal and postnatal breastfeeding self-efficacy scale-short form : Reliability and validity assessment. / Husin, Huzaimah; Md Isa, Zaleha; Ariffin, Rosemawati; Rahman, Suriati Abd; Ghazi, Hasanain Faisal.

In: Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, Vol. 17, No. 2, 2017, p. 62-69.

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Husin, Huzaimah ; Md Isa, Zaleha ; Ariffin, Rosemawati ; Rahman, Suriati Abd ; Ghazi, Hasanain Faisal. / The Malay version of antenatal and postnatal breastfeeding self-efficacy scale-short form : Reliability and validity assessment. In: Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine. 2017 ; Vol. 17, No. 2. pp. 62-69.
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