J Edu Health Promot [serial online] 2016 [cited 2016 Nov 10];. 2016/5/1/18/184560Age appropriate sex education offers young people the opportunity to explore emotions, feelings, and personal values, and to gain knowledge about sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and learn about their reproductive biology.Validation of a questionnaire to measure sexual health knowledge and understanding (Sexual Health Questionnaire) in Nepalese secondary school: A psychometric process.J Edu Health Promot 2016;How to cite this URL: Acharya DR, Thomas M, Cann R.Correspondence Address: Dev Raj Acharya School of Education and Lifelong Learning, Aberystwyth University, Penbryn 5, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth, SY23 3UX UKSource of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None Background: School-based sex education has the potential to prevent unwanted pregnancy and to promote positive sexual health at the individual, family and community level.Objectives: To develop and validate a sexual health questionnaire to measure young peoples' sexual health knowledge and understanding (SHQ) in Nepalese secondary school.Chronbach's alpha for each factors were above the cut-off point (0.65).Face validity indicated that the questions were clear to the majority of the respondent.Moreover, there were no significant differences (P 0.05) in the responses to the items at two time points at seven weeks later.
Further analysis such as structured equation modelling (SEM) and confirmatory factor analysis could make the questionnaire more robust and applicable to the wider school population.Keywords: Psychometric properties, questionnaires, secondary school, sexual health How to cite this article: Acharya DR, Thomas M, Cann R.Results: The principal component analysis revealed four factors to be extracted; sexual health norms and beliefs, source of sexual health information, sexual health knowledge and understanding, and level of sexual awareness.Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin (KMO) measure of sampling adequacy demonstrated that the patterns of correlations are relatively compact (0.80).
Materials and Methods: Secondary school students (n = 259, male = 43.63%, female = 56.37%) and local experts (n = 9, male = 90%, female = 10%) were participated in this study.
Evaluation processes were; content validity ( 0.05).