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EVALUATION OF CONTENT AND LOGICAL VALIDITY OF AFQPHALS SURVEY
  • Brunilda Subashi
Brunilda Subashi
Scientific Research Center in Public Health, University of Vlora 'Ismail Qemali'
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Abstract

Introduction: The AFQPHALS Survey (Adult Food Quality and Physical Activity Level Survey), is a semi-structured instrument consisting of 35 questions that evaluate food quality, level of physical activity and provision of health education in adults. Purpose: Evaluation of the content and logical validity of the AFQPHALS survey by a group of experts. Methodology: The evaluation of the content and logical validity of the AFQPHALS survey was conducted on May 17, 2020, by a group of experts, who evaluated the instrument independently. Each expert answered 9 questions in relation to the content and logical of the AFQPHALS survey, on a Likert scale from 1 to 5. After the evaluation of the content and logical validity of the AFQPHALS survey was performed AFQPHALS pilot test on an adult sample, who also assessed if they had encountered difficulties during the completion of the AFQPHALS survey and if the AFQPHALS survey questions needed further modifications, adjustments or improvements. Results: From the evaluation of experts resulted that, the average points of all the questions of the evaluation instrument of the AFQPHALS survey were 4.81 points (between I agree and completely agree). After AFQPHALS pilot test, in relation to the difficulties encountered during the completion of the survey and the need for further modifications, adjustments or improvements of instrument, resulted with no difficulties during the completion of the survey and with no need for further modifications, adjustments or improvements of instrument. Conclusions: After evaluating the AFQPHALS survey by a group of experts, and after AFQPHALS pilot test and evaluation of difficulty and need to improvements of the instrument by an adult sample, the AFQPHALS survey proved to be suitable for use in the population. 
Keywords: AFQPHALS survey, content validity, logical validity, experts.