Reliability of an adult respiratory symptom questionnaire in a community located near a mine dump in South Africa : pilot study

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dc.contributor.author Nkosi, Vusumuzi
dc.contributor.author Voyi, K.V.V. (Kuku)
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-24T09:19:57Z
dc.date.available 2016-10-24T09:19:57Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND : Pretesting a questionnaire is an important activity before the start of the main epidemiological study. AIM : The study tested the reliability (internal consistency) of the modified ATS-DLD-78 adult respiratory diseases questionnaire developed by the British Medical Research Council. RESULTS : The questionnaire was found to be reliable and admissible with an overall Cronbach’s alpha coefficient of α = 0.74. CONCLUSION : The questionnaire is a reliable instrument for data collection and can be a useful tool for collecting data in a developing country. The questionnaire will be used to study the association between respiratory and cardiovascular diseases among older people and community’s proximity to mine dumps en_ZA
dc.description.department School of Health Systems and Public Health (SHSPH) en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2016 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship The Mine Health Safety Council of South Africa (SIM 100801) en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.sajei.co.za/index.php/SAJEI en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Nkosi, V & Voyi K 2016, 'Reliability of an adult respiratory symptom questionnaire in a community located near a mine dump in South Africa : pilot study', Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 103-105. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 2312-0053
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/23120053.2016.1156318
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/57429
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Medpharm Publications, NISC (Pty) Ltd and Cogent, Taylor & Francis Group en_ZA
dc.rights © 2016 The Author(s) This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 South Africa License. en_ZA
dc.subject Cardiovascular diseases en_ZA
dc.subject Mine dumps en_ZA
dc.subject Pilot study en_ZA
dc.subject Respiratory diseases en_ZA
dc.subject South Africa (SA) en_ZA
dc.title Reliability of an adult respiratory symptom questionnaire in a community located near a mine dump in South Africa : pilot study en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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