Measuring adolescent attitudes towards dementia: the revalidation and refinement of the A-ADS

Farina, Nicolas, Griffiths, Alys W, Hughes, Laura J and Parveen, Sahdia (2022) Measuring adolescent attitudes towards dementia: the revalidation and refinement of the A-ADS. Journal of Health Psychology, 27 (2). pp. 374-385. ISSN 1359-1053

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Abstract

The A-ADS is one the first validated measures of attitudes of dementia in adolescents, though further validation is needed. 630 adolescents were recruited from secondary schools in England. A Principal Component Analysis was completed (n = 230) followed by a Confirmatory Factor Analysis (n = 400). Reducing the A-ADS into a single factor, 13-item measure (Brief A-ADS) improved the model fit of the measure (χ2 = 182.75, DF = 65, CMIN/DF = 2.81, p < 0.001, CFI = 0.90, RMSEA = 0.07). The scale demonstrated good internal consistency, good predictive and concurrent validity. Building on the validation of the A-ADS, the Brief A-ADS is suitable to capture attitudes towards dementia amongst adolescents.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: stigma, young people, behaviour, intention, schools, psychometrics, internal consistency
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Neuroscience
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Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2020 06:39
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2022 09:15
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/93027

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