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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

Subscales No. of items Median score (IQR) Median percentage score (IQR) Cronbach’s alpha
Advantages to baby 4 4.00 (3.00, 4.00) 100 (75.0, 100) 0.42
Advantages to mother 5 5.00 (4.00, 5.00) 100 (80.0, 100) 0.63
Colostrum 2 1.00 (0.00, 2.00) 50.0 (0.0, 100) 0.80
Effective feeding 4 4.00 (4.00, 4.00) 100 (100, 100) 0.62
Breast milk expression 6 4.00 (2.00, 4.00) 66.7 (33.3, 66.7) 0.87
Duration of feeding, 4 4.00 (3.00, 4.00) 100 (75.0, 100) 0.50
Problem with breastfeeding 2 0.00 (0.00, 1.00) 0.00 (0.00, 50.0) 0.41
Breast engorgement 3 2.00 (1.00, 3.00) 66.7 (33.3, 100) 0.50
Practical aspects of breastfeeding 4 3.00 (3.00, 3.00) 75.0 (75.0, 75.0) 0.51
Overall BFKQ-AO 34 26.0 (23.0, 27.0) 76.5 (67.6, 79.4) 0.79
  1. BFKQ-AO Breastfeeding knowledge questionnaire-Afan Oromo; IQR Interquartile range