Stanifer JW, Karia F, Voils CI, Turner EL, Maro V, Shimbi D, Kilawe H, Lazaro M, Patel UD. Development and validation of a cross-cultural knowledge, attitudes, and practices survey instrument for chronic kidney disease in a Swahili-speaking population. PloS one. 10(10). e0121722. PMID: 25811781 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC4374886
Non-communicable diseases are a growing global burden, and structured surveys can identify critical gaps to address this epidemic. In sub-Saharan Africa, there are very few well-tested survey instruments measuring population attributes related to non-communicable diseases. To meet this need, we have developed and validated the first instrument evaluating knowledge, attitudes and practices pertaining to chronic kidney disease in a Swahili-speaking population.