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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150396
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Measuring Perinatal Grief in Spanish Speaking Parents
Abstract:
Measuring Perinatal Grief in Spanish Speaking Parents
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Capitulo, Kathleen
P.I. Institution Name:Mount Sinai Hospital
Objective: To measure Perinatal Grief in Spanish speaking parents through the translation of the Short Version of the Perinatal Grief Scale. Design: Descriptive. Sample: Study Group: 100 bereaved parents who have experienced a perinatal loss in the last year. Contrast Group: 25 non-bereaved Spanish speaking parents. Setting: Mount Sinai Hospital’s Maternal-Child Health Care Center Division, an inner city, academic, tertiary care medical center in New York City, New York. Concept: Perinatal Grief. Independent variable is perinatal grief, measured overall and in three domains: active grief, hopelessness and despair. Independent Variables: demographics, including age, gender, gestational / chronological age of infant at death, previous losses, cultural / religious rituals, and counseling. Measures: The Short Version of the Perinatal Grief Scale (SVPGS) is the most widely used and psychometrically sound instrument used to measure perinatal grief. The use of the SVPGS has been limited to homogenous Caucasian populations. Culture, however, has been found to influence the experience of grief and bereavement. The SVPGS has never before been used in a minority population nor translated into Spanish. The first part of this study was the scientific translation of the SVPGS from English into Spanish. Back translation, focus group translation, and expert translation methods were employed. The second phase of the study, currently in process, is to administer the tool to the study sample. The newly translated Spanish version of the SVPGS, the Sp-SVPGS, will undergo psychometric testing as part of this study. Reliability of each of the three domains of the survey will be assessed by alpha coefficients. Construct validity will be established by using an exploratory factor analysis for the entire measure and each of the three domains, and a contrasted group for comparison. The English language survey has demonstrated excellent reliability and validity. The English and Spanish reliability will be compared. Findings/Conclusions: Study is in process. Implications: Findings of cultural differences in grief in Spanish speaking parents may lead to expanded therapeutic approaches to promote healing.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMeasuring Perinatal Grief in Spanish Speaking Parentsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150396-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Measuring Perinatal Grief in Spanish Speaking Parents</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Capitulo, Kathleen</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Mount Sinai Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kathleen.capitulo@mountsinai.o</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: To measure Perinatal Grief in Spanish speaking parents through the translation of the Short Version of the Perinatal Grief Scale. Design: Descriptive. Sample: Study Group: 100 bereaved parents who have experienced a perinatal loss in the last year. Contrast Group: 25 non-bereaved Spanish speaking parents. Setting: Mount Sinai Hospital&rsquo;s Maternal-Child Health Care Center Division, an inner city, academic, tertiary care medical center in New York City, New York. Concept: Perinatal Grief. Independent variable is perinatal grief, measured overall and in three domains: active grief, hopelessness and despair. Independent Variables: demographics, including age, gender, gestational / chronological age of infant at death, previous losses, cultural / religious rituals, and counseling. Measures: The Short Version of the Perinatal Grief Scale (SVPGS) is the most widely used and psychometrically sound instrument used to measure perinatal grief. The use of the SVPGS has been limited to homogenous Caucasian populations. Culture, however, has been found to influence the experience of grief and bereavement. The SVPGS has never before been used in a minority population nor translated into Spanish. The first part of this study was the scientific translation of the SVPGS from English into Spanish. Back translation, focus group translation, and expert translation methods were employed. The second phase of the study, currently in process, is to administer the tool to the study sample. The newly translated Spanish version of the SVPGS, the Sp-SVPGS, will undergo psychometric testing as part of this study. Reliability of each of the three domains of the survey will be assessed by alpha coefficients. Construct validity will be established by using an exploratory factor analysis for the entire measure and each of the three domains, and a contrasted group for comparison. The English language survey has demonstrated excellent reliability and validity. The English and Spanish reliability will be compared. Findings/Conclusions: Study is in process. Implications: Findings of cultural differences in grief in Spanish speaking parents may lead to expanded therapeutic approaches to promote healing.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:23:29Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:23:29Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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