Validity and Reliability of Mental Illness: Clinicians’ Attitudes Scale (Medical student version) MICA-2 Thai Version
Objective: To test the validity and reliability of Mental Illness: Clinicians’ Attitudes Scale (Medical student version) or MICA-2 Thai version
Methodology: MICA-2 was translated from English to Thai and was reviewed by experts for content validity using Index of Item-Objective Congruence (IOC). Back translation was performed and received approval from the copyright owner of the MICA-2. Internal consistency of MICA-2 Thai version was evaluated by calculating Cronbach’s alpha coefficient.
Results: 311 medical students completed the scale. The content validity of MICA-2 Thai version showed IOC mostly more than 0.5 (13 out of 16 items total). The Cronbach’s alpha coefficient for all scale was 0.614.
Conclusion: The Mental Illness: Clinicians’ Attitudes Scale (Medical student version) or MICA-2 Thai version has moderate validity and reliability. It is a promising assessment scale for the attiude of Thai medical students toward mental illness.
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