VALIDATION OF MALAY LANGUAGE OF DECISION BALANCE SCALE FOR SMOKING AMONG SCHOOL-GOING ADOLESCENTS IN MALAYSIA- A PROTOCOL
Background: The decision balance inventory(DBI) is a tool to assess motivation to change including smoking behavior. The aim of this study is to translate , cultural adaption and validation in Malaysia of this tool originally designed and drafted in English.
Materials and Methods: The questionnaire will be translated into Malay and back-translated into English by different groups of content and language experts, and the final version of Malay language will be administered to thirty school-going adolescents to establish the face validity. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) will be used to established the construct validity of DBI-Malay among 622 school-going adolescents, in which the sample size is determine based on population Root Mean Square Error of Approximation (RMSEA) of 0.075, and non-response rate of 20%. Reliability of the tool will be determined using internal consistency and test-re-test analysis.
Expected Outcome: The study will enable the psychometric properties of DBI can be established in Malay language. Consequently, the instrument can be used in planning cigarette smoking initiation and cessation interventions among Malaysian school-going adolescents.
Keywords: validation, Decision Balance inventory, Malay language, school going adolescents