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Table 4 Median (IQR) and Cronbach’s alpha for the BFKQ-AO scale

From: Adaptation and validation of the Iowa infant feeding attitude scale and the breastfeeding knowledge questionnaire for use in an Ethiopian setting

SubscalesNo. of itemsMedian score (IQR)Median percentage score (IQR)Cronbach’s alpha
Advantages to baby44.00 (3.00, 4.00)100 (75.0, 100)0.42
Advantages to mother55.00 (4.00, 5.00)100 (80.0, 100)0.63
Colostrum21.00 (0.00, 2.00)50.0 (0.0, 100)0.80
Effective feeding44.00 (4.00, 4.00)100 (100, 100)0.62
Breast milk expression64.00 (2.00, 4.00)66.7 (33.3, 66.7)0.87
Duration of feeding,44.00 (3.00, 4.00)100 (75.0, 100)0.50
Problem with breastfeeding20.00 (0.00, 1.00)0.00 (0.00, 50.0)0.41
Breast engorgement32.00 (1.00, 3.00)66.7 (33.3, 100)0.50
Practical aspects of breastfeeding43.00 (3.00, 3.00)75.0 (75.0, 75.0)0.51
Overall BFKQ-AO3426.0 (23.0, 27.0)76.5 (67.6, 79.4)0.79
  1. BFKQ-AO Breastfeeding knowledge questionnaire-Afan Oromo; IQR Interquartile range