Psychometric properties of Postpartum Partner Support Scale-Persian version

Eslahi, Zahra and Alimoradi, Zainab and Bahrami, Nasim and Lin, Chung-Ying and D Griffiths, Mark and H Pakpour, Amir (2021) Psychometric properties of Postpartum Partner Support Scale-Persian version. Nurs Open.

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Aim: The aim of the present study was to translate the Postpartum Partner Support Scale (PPSS) into Persian and evaluate its psychometric properties among postpartum women. Design: A total of 248 women aged 18-39 years participated in this psychometric study. The PPSS was translated into Persian using a forward-backward method. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and Rasch model analysis were used to assess the psychometric properties of the PPSS. In addition, the Edinburgh Postpartum Depression Scale (EPDS) was completed simultaneously to assess the construct validity. Internal consistency of the questionnaire was assessed by calculating the Cronbach's alpha coefficient and corrected item-total correlation. Results: The unidimensionality of the PPSS was supported in both CFA and Rasch analysis. The PPSS had a significant negative association with EPDS (r = -0.39 p < .001). The scale had excellent internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha = 0.94) and the correlation between items and total score was satisfactory. Conclusion: The Persian version of PPSS with 20 items is a valid and reliable scale to assess postpartum support. Keywords: partner support; postpartum; postpartum partner support scale; psychometric evaluation; social support.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Depositing User: pr SDH research
Date Deposited: 17 May 2021 07:26
Last Modified: 17 May 2021 07:26
URI: http://eprints.qums.ac.ir/id/eprint/10786

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