Yousefi, R (2015) PSYCHOMETRIC PROPERTIES OF PERSIAN VERSION OF RENATALDISTRESSQUESTIONNAIRE(PDQ). The Journal of Urmia Nursing and Midwifery Faculty, 13 (3). pp. 215-225.

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The aims of present research was to study psychometric properties of the Prenatal Distress Questionnaire (PDQ) in Iranian sample, which aims to assess worries and concerns related to pregnancy. Materials & Methods: This is a cross-sectional survey with 242 pregnant women attending in three 29 Bahman, Taleghani, and Shahid Mahallati hospital's in Tabriz. Participants completed the PDQ, CWS, and STAI. Data was analyzed with exploratory factor analysis (principal component analysis with varimax rotation), MANOVA, and Pearson correlation. Results: Exploratory factor analysis of all 12 items making up the PDQ identified three factors: concerns about birth and the baby, concerns about weight/body image, and concerns about emotions and relationships. PDQ showed that a good concurrent validity, test-retest stability, and internal consistency. Also, comparison of two group (first pregnancy versus several pregnancy) showed that first pregnant women achieved higher scores in PDQ. Conclusion: The PDQ is a short, easy-to-complete questionnaire that has good psychometric properties. In this study, the three factors identified from the 12 items making up the PDQ are in line with factors found in original version. Present study emphasizes that the instrument could be beneficial in assessment and appraisal of mothers worries in prenatal period

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Psychometrics, Distress, Pregnancy
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
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Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2018 07:39
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2018 07:39

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