Validation of Occupational Zoonotic Disease Questionnaire Using Fuzzy Delphi Method

Hidayatul Fariha Sulaiman, Rosnah Ismail, Hanizah Mohd Yusoff, Norziela Anuar, Mohd Ridhuan Mohd Jamil, Faiz Daud

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Objective: The Fuzzy Delphi Method (FDM) is one of the phases in Design and Development Research (DDR). It is a systematic method for tool development and validation. This article aims to validate an occupational zoonotic disease questionnaire using this technique. DDR is applied going through phase 1 (needs analysis), phase 2 (development and design), and phase 3 (usability). Method: In phase 1, information about safe work practices and occupational zoonotic exposure was obtained from discussions to verify predetermined domains as stated in The National Park Service survey on zoonotic disease exposure and risk. In phase 2, agreement from 14 experts about the domains was obtained using the FDM. In phase 3, a cognitive debriefing was performed to determine its usability for future studies. A total of five superior domains were verified, and their items were adapted. All domains and their items were submitted to experts to obtain consensus agreement. Results: A total of 31 (96.9%) passed the Triangle of Fuzzy Numbers and Defuzzification process with acceptable consensus agreement (78.8–91.9%) and threshold d value (0.07–0.14). Only four veterinarians were needed for cognitive debriefing to achieve the point of saturation. Conclusion: FDM in DDR is suitable to be applied by various professions for tool validation, as it is doable and cost and time effective. The Occupational Zoonotic Disease Questionnaire is now ready to be used for future studies in Malaysia.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Agromedicine
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Jan 2019

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Occupational Diseases
Zoonoses
Research Design
Research
Veterinarians
Malaysia
Occupational Exposure
Surveys and Questionnaires
Costs and Cost Analysis

Keywords

  • design and development research
  • Fuzzy Delphi Method
  • occupational zoonotic disease questionnaire
  • validation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Validation of Occupational Zoonotic Disease Questionnaire Using Fuzzy Delphi Method. / Sulaiman, Hidayatul Fariha; Ismail, Rosnah; Mohd Yusoff, Hanizah; Anuar, Norziela; Mohd Jamil, Mohd Ridhuan; Daud, Faiz.

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Sulaiman, Hidayatul Fariha ; Ismail, Rosnah ; Mohd Yusoff, Hanizah ; Anuar, Norziela ; Mohd Jamil, Mohd Ridhuan ; Daud, Faiz. / Validation of Occupational Zoonotic Disease Questionnaire Using Fuzzy Delphi Method. In: Journal of Agromedicine. 2019.
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