Psychometric Properties of the Japanese Version of the Evidence-Based Practice Attitude Scale Yasuyuki OKUMURA 1 , Junichi FUJITA 2 , Toshie NODA 1 , Hiroto ITO 1 1Department of Social Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, Kodaira, Japan 2Kanagawa Children's Medical Center, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Division Keyword: Evidence based medicine , Dissemination , Mental health , Reliability , Validity pp.79-85
Published Date 2010/1/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1405101559
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 The purpose of this study was to translate the Evidence-Based Practice Attitude Scale (EBPAS;Aarons, 2004) into Japanese and to assess the psychometric properties of the translated version. The scale assesses the general attitude toward the adoption of evidence-based practices (EBPs). The translation was carried out using the back-translation technique. A total of 48 Japanese psychiatrists who provided emergency and acute psychiatric care participated in the study. The item-total correlations of the subscales ranged between 0.54 and 0.96. With regard to reliability, the α-coefficients of the Requirements, Appeal, Openness, and Divergence subscales were 0.93, 0.77, 0.71, and 0.48, respectively. The self-rated score for the use of EBPs was positively associated with the scores of the Appeal (pr=0.36) and Openness (pr=0.42) subscales and negatively associated with the score of the Requirements subscale (pr=-0.33). Our results showed that the Japanese version of the EBPAS had satisfactory semantic equivalence and was internally consistent. Further studies are required for validating these results.

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