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Journal of Clinical Nursing and Midwifery 2017, __VOLUME_4_(_3_ISSUE__): 22-34 Back to browse issues page
The Study of psychometric properties of pregnancy related anxiety questionnaire
Mahsa Karamoozian *, Ghasem Askarizadeh , Naser Behroozy
Neuroscience Research Center, Institute of Neuropharmacology, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, I.R. Iran , karamoozian@gmail.com
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Background and aims: Pregnancy anxiety is a particular emotional state tied to pregnancy-specific concerns, such as worries about maternity and infant health. The aim of this study was confirmatory factor analysis of Pregnancy Related Anxiety Questionnaire (PRAQ) that was designed in Iranian pregnant women population.

Methods: This research was a descriptive analytic study After confirming the validity and content for psychometric of tool, 170 pregnant women in health centers of Kerman city were selected by convenience sampling and completed PRAQ questionnaire and Beck Anxiety Inventory. In this study, Confirmatory factor analysis and concurrent validity were used to evaluate the validity of models; and test-retest and coefficients Cronbach's alpha test were used in SPSS 19 and the AMOS software to evaluate reliability of models.

Results: Confirmatory factor analysis gave an acceptable value for the latent (PRAQ) in the question scale and level 5 of micro-scale. Also, a significant correlation between the components and the overall scale of the PRAQ questionnaire with the Beck Anxiety Inventory confirmed concurrent validity of questionnaire. Reliability of questionnaire is confirmed based on Cronbach's alpha coefficient value of 0.78 that calculated 0.69 to 0.76 for the five factors. A month later, reliability coefficient amplitude of test-retest on 40 pregnant women was between 0.65 to 0.72 (P<0.01) which shows the reliability of PRAQ over time.

Conclusion: The short form of pregnancy anxiety questionnaire has the necessary psychometric properties. In this study, five factors extracted in the PRAQ were adapted with the factors extracted from the original version. It is recommended using this tool for diagnosis of anxiety and concerns of women during pregnancy.

Keywords: Psychometrics, Questionnaire, Pregnancy anxiety.
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Type of Study: Orginal Article | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/05/28 | Accepted: 2016/08/14 | Published: 2016/12/12
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karamoozian M, Askarizadeh G, Behroozy N. The Study of psychometric properties of pregnancy related anxiety questionnaire. Journal of Clinical Nursing and Midwifery. 2017; 5 (4) :22-34
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