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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154803
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Psychometric Testing of the Perception of Pregnancy Risk Questionnaire
Abstract:
Psychometric Testing of the Perception of Pregnancy Risk Questionnaire
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:Heaman, Maureen I., RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Manitoba
Title:Associate Professor, Faculty of Nursing
Objective: To test the reliability and validity of a new instrument, the Perception of Pregnancy Risk Questionnaire (PPRQ). Design: Methodological study. Sample, Setting, Years: Participants included women who were hospitalized for complications in the third trimester of their pregnancy in a tertiary care hospital in a central Canadian city (n=100), and a comparison group of women with an uncomplicated pregnancy receiving prenatal care in the outpatient department (n=99). Data were collected between October 2002 and July 2003. Concepts studied: The PPRQ, consisting of a series of 11 visual analogue scales, was used to measure self-assessed risk during pregnancy. Spielberger state anxiety inventory (STAI) was used to measure anxiety. Methods: Participants completed the PPRQ, STAI and a demographic data form; then completed the PPRQ again seven days later. Findings: Women who were hospitalized with a complication of pregnancy had a significantly higher perception of pregnancy risk score (Mean 465.6, SD 207.1) than women with an uncomplicated pregnancy (M 268.7, SD 163.5), providing evidence of construct validity using the known-groups technique. A high rating of pregnancy risk was related to a high state anxiety level (Pearson r = 0.470, p<0.001), providing evidence of criterion-related validity. Factor analysis confirmed two factors. The PPRQ had high internal consistency reliability (Cronbach’s alpha 0.90). The instrument also demonstrated acceptable test-retest reliability (r = 0.88, p = 0.01), indicating that a women’s assessment of her pregnancy risk remains stable over the course of a week. Conclusion: The PPRQ is a valid and reliable measure of women’s self-perceived risk during pregnancy. Implications: Women’s perceptions of their pregnancy risk may differ from that of their health care providers, and may influence their health behaviors during pregnancy. This new measure of self-perceived risk will be useful for future research exploring this concept.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
22-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePsychometric Testing of the Perception of Pregnancy Risk Questionnaireen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154803-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Psychometric Testing of the Perception of Pregnancy Risk Questionnaire</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">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 22-24, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Heaman, Maureen I., RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Manitoba</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor, Faculty of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">maureen_heaman@umanitoba.ca</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: To test the reliability and validity of a new instrument, the Perception of Pregnancy Risk Questionnaire (PPRQ). Design: Methodological study. Sample, Setting, Years: Participants included women who were hospitalized for complications in the third trimester of their pregnancy in a tertiary care hospital in a central Canadian city (n=100), and a comparison group of women with an uncomplicated pregnancy receiving prenatal care in the outpatient department (n=99). Data were collected between October 2002 and July 2003. Concepts studied: The PPRQ, consisting of a series of 11 visual analogue scales, was used to measure self-assessed risk during pregnancy. Spielberger state anxiety inventory (STAI) was used to measure anxiety. Methods: Participants completed the PPRQ, STAI and a demographic data form; then completed the PPRQ again seven days later. Findings: Women who were hospitalized with a complication of pregnancy had a significantly higher perception of pregnancy risk score (Mean 465.6, SD 207.1) than women with an uncomplicated pregnancy (M 268.7, SD 163.5), providing evidence of construct validity using the known-groups technique. A high rating of pregnancy risk was related to a high state anxiety level (Pearson r = 0.470, p&lt;0.001), providing evidence of criterion-related validity. Factor analysis confirmed two factors. The PPRQ had high internal consistency reliability (Cronbach&rsquo;s alpha 0.90). The instrument also demonstrated acceptable test-retest reliability (r = 0.88, p = 0.01), indicating that a women&rsquo;s assessment of her pregnancy risk remains stable over the course of a week. Conclusion: The PPRQ is a valid and reliable measure of women&rsquo;s self-perceived risk during pregnancy. Implications: Women&rsquo;s perceptions of their pregnancy risk may differ from that of their health care providers, and may influence their health behaviors during pregnancy. This new measure of self-perceived risk will be useful for future research exploring this concept.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:17:29Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:17:29Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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