Design and Validation of Behavioural Skills Promotion of Health Volunteers Questionnaire in Disasters


Behavioural Skills of Health Volunteers, Disasters, Validation


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Amini, F., Alireza Hidarnia, Fazlollah Ghofranipour, Pir Hossein Kolivand, & Mohammad Esmaiel Motlagh. (2023). Design and Validation of Behavioural Skills Promotion of Health Volunteers Questionnaire in Disasters . Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal, 25(11).


Background & Aim: Health volunteers are the main members of the healthcare system in dealing with critical situations. The present study aimed to design and validate the behavioral skills promotion of health volunteers’ questionnaires in disasters in Iran.

Materials & Methods:  A five-point Likert (totally agree 5, totally disagree 1) was used to score the questionnaire. The questionnaire’s items were reviewed by 14 experts, and after content validity with Lawshe's formula, four items were removed and the number of items was reduced to 43 items. In this stage, 500 Red Crescent volunteers completed the questionnaire availability. Then, by examining the factor analysis, five items did not factor loads and were discarded. Finally, 38 items remained. Confirmatory factor analysis indicated that the behavioral skills promotion of health volunteer’s questionnaire model was fitted

Results: The findings of this study indicated that this questionnaire has good validity for the whole questionnaire and factors with Cronbach's alpha coefficient method. Moreover, the factor analysis results indicated that there were seven factors, which explained 60.52% of the total variance.

Conclusion: According to the obtained results, the questionnaire on behavioral skills promotion of health volunteers in disasters is a valid and reliable instrument in the case of critical situations in Iran.


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