Development of the self-efficacy scale for maternal oral care.

  title={Development of the self-efficacy scale for maternal oral care.},
  author={Naoki Kakudate and Manabu Morita and Makoto Sugai and Masato Nagayama and Masamitsu Kawanami and Yuji Sakano and Itsuo Chiba},
  journal={Pediatric dentistry},
  volume={32 4},
PURPOSE This study's purpose was to develop a task-specific self-efficacy scale for maternal oral care (SESMO) with reliability and validity. METHODS A draft scale consisting of 36 items was designed and tested on 119 mothers at a dental clinic. Item analysis was performed to improve its accuracy by reducing the number of items. Internal consistency and test and retest stability were investigated. Concurrent validity was tested by examining associations of the SESMO score with the: general… CONTINUE READING