Validity and Reliability of a Questionnaire on Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices toward Personal Hygiene among Primary School Children in Abha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Objective: The objective of the study was to determine the validity and reliability of knowledge attitude and practice (KAP) questionnaire for measuring the personal hygiene among the primary school children. Materials and Methods: The cross-sectional study was conducted among the primary school children from fourth, fifth, and sixth classes and content validity was performed by the high-quality professionals whereas the face validity was achieved by the pilot study. Reliability of the questions was tested using the Cronbach’s alpha. Results: The study results showed that most of the corrected item-total correlation in terms measuring the internal consistency of KAP domain items is more 0.3 and it shows that the correlation is reasonable and the Cronbach’s alpha is also in the acceptable range (α = 0.716). Conclusion: This is a feasible, valid, and reliable questionnaire for assessing the KAP of personal hygiene among primary school children in the local community.