North American Journal of Medical Sciences

AUTHOR REPLY
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 308-

Assessment of attitude component in KAP studies


Purushottam A Giri1, Vidyadhar B Bangal2, Deepak B Phalke1,  
1 Department of Community Medicine, Rural Medical College of Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Loni, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Rural Medical College of Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Loni, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Purushottam A Giri
Department of Community Medicine, Rural Medical College of Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Loni, Maharashtra
India




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Giri PA, Bangal VB, Phalke DB. Assessment of attitude component in KAP studies.North Am J Med Sci 2013;5:308-308


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Giri PA, Bangal VB, Phalke DB. Assessment of attitude component in KAP studies. North Am J Med Sci [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 May 25 ];5:308-308
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Dear Editor,

We appreciate the suggestions [1] regarding scoring scale of attitude component. In our study, [2] we have already mentioned in materials and methods section how attitude was measured with scoring pattern. In the present article, authors have assessed the attitude of undergraduates (UG), interns, and post-graduates (PG) regarding ECs, however, the attitude of paramedical staff [Table 1] has not assessed. The question 1 i.e., should paramedical staff dispense emergency contraception (EC)? Such question was asked to UGs, interns, and PGs and not to the paramedical staff. In question number one of the attitude component, the focus is on paramedical staff. Other three questions really focus on knowledge and not on the attitude. In Table 3, the question 2, 3, and 4 in addition to knowledge component, it mainly deals with the attitude component of ECs.{Table 1}

References

1Raina S. Assessment of knowledge, attitude and practice in health care delivery N Am J Med Sci 2013;5:249-50.
2Giri PA, Bangal VB, Phalke DB. Knowledge and attitude of medical undergraduate, interns and postgraduate students in India towards emergency contraception. N Am J Med Sci 2013;5:37-40.