A Step-By-Step Guide to Questionnaire Validation Research

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Institute for Clinical Research, NIH, Malaysia, Jul 6, 2022 - Medical - 120 pages
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Most validated questionnaires that are widely used around the world are created in a non-native language. If such a questionnaire is to be used in a native-speaking population, it must first be validated. This book aims to be a useful guide for describing all the steps required for validating a questionnaire. This book also provided a standard checklist with 17 items that are recommended to serve as a useful guide for researchers conducting questionnaire validation research.

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About the author (2022)

Dr. Mohamad Adam Bujang is a Research Officer at the Institute for Clinical Research (ICR), Ministry of Health, Malaysia. Having received his Bachelor’s degree in Statistics from MARA University of Technology in 2004, Dr. Mohamad Adam undertook his postgraduate study, receiving his Master’s degree (MBA) in 2008, and then at the same university, receiving his PhD (Information Technology and Quantitative Sciences) in 2017. Currently, he is working as a biostatistician and researcher in the Clinical Research Centre, Sarawak General Hospital. His ongoing research interests involve the research methodology such as questionnaire development, questionnaire validation, sampling techniques, sample size planning, and statistical analyses. He has completed many research projects with local and international publications. He is actively involved in research training, a reviewer for a number of peer-reviewed journals and also one of the former and active members of the Malaysia Institute of Statistics (ISM) and Association of Clinical Registries Malaysia (ACRM).

Hon Yoon Khee is a pharmacist working in the Institute for Clinical Research (ICR), Ministry of Health, Malaysia since May 2008 until now. He graduated with a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from Otago University in New Zealand in December 1998, and had since been practising in community pharmacy and hospital pharmacy for several years before joining the Institute for Clinical Research, Ministry of Health in 2008. He also studied part-time clinical pharmacy from September 2007 until August 2012, and was awarded a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy by the University of South Australia in August 2012.

Dr. Lee Keng Yee is a Research Medical Officer at the NIH Manager office, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Ministry of Health, Malaysia. She received a Medical Degree from University Putra Malaysia in 2012. Dr. Lee worked in the National Clinical Research Centre (currently known as Institute for Clinical Research) from 2016 to 2018. Dr. Lee received training under the Children's Mercy Certificate Program in Pediatric Bioethics in 2016 and was appointed as the Secretary of Medical Research & Ethics Committee (MREC), Ministry of Health Malaysia in 2018. She is currently working in the Sector for Ethics and Research Surveillance of NIH, Malaysia. Her ongoing research interests include research methodology and bioethics. She is actively involved in research ethics training such as Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and Good Research Practice (GRP). 

Prof. Dr. Shamsul Azhar Shah

Department of Community Health,

Faculty of Medicine,

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Dr. Chew Cheng Hoon (MD, MPH) is the head of ICR's Medical and Scientific Affairs and Clinical Research Physician at the Institute for Clinical Research. She has a wide range of experience, ranging from clinical research, innovating and mentoring digital health innovations/health technology to conducting and translating research into public health action. She is skilled in health information technology, digital health, epidemiology, clinical trials, public health and healthcare management.

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