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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158360
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Update on Use of Postpartum Support Questionnaire (PSQ) in Adolescent Mothers
Abstract:
Update on Use of Postpartum Support Questionnaire (PSQ) in Adolescent Mothers
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2010
Author:Flamini-Harper, Laura, BSN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Louisville
Title:School of Nursing
Contact Address:555 South Floyd Street, Suite 3019, Louisville, KY, 40202, USA
Contact Telephone:502-418-3868
Co-Authors:L.G. Flamini-Harper, M.C. Logsdon, W.M. Usui, School of Nursing, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY;
Receiving adequate social support improves the health and quality of life in adolescent mothers and their babies. However, instruments to measure health variables, such as social support, should not be used in a population until psychometric properties of the instrument have been established. The purpose of the study was to describe the reliability and validity of the PSQ in a diverse group of adolescent mothers. Original development of the PSQ was guided by the Stress and Coping Theory, and a summary of interdisciplinary literature of social support. The design of this psychometric study was descriptive. Instruments used included the PSQ, the Center for Epidemiologic Studies of Depression (CES-D), and demographic questions. The sample included adolescent mothers (n=149) at 4-6 weeks postpartum from an urban area of the southern United States who were recruited from two community hospitals and a public school for childbearing teens. IRB, site, and participant approval were obtained. On average, the participants were 16 years (SD=1.10), in the 10th grade (SD=1.19), and of low income. Racial composition of the sample reflected the demographics of the sites and was as follows: 45% Caucasian, 42% African American, 8% Hispanic, and 4% Native American. Mean scores on the PSQ were slightly higher (4.65) than previously reported in other studies of adolescent mothers (4.10). Alpha coefficient of the PSQ was .87. Data on construct validity was established by correlation between PSQ and CES-D, indicating divergent validity (r=-.115, p=.081). In contrast to previous studies, structural equation modeling determined no impact of age or race on social support to adolescent mothers (Pi2=.93, p=.627, FMIN=.006, F0=.000, PCLOSE=.721, RMSEA=.000, ECVI=.168). The PSQ continues to be a promising instrument for research with adolescent mothers. The study informs the science about the contribution of social support to the health of adolescent mothers.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleUpdate on Use of Postpartum Support Questionnaire (PSQ) in Adolescent Mothersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158360-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Update on Use of Postpartum Support Questionnaire (PSQ) in Adolescent Mothers</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Flamini-Harper, Laura, BSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Louisville</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">555 South Floyd Street, Suite 3019, Louisville, KY, 40202, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">502-418-3868</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">lgflam01@louisville.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">L.G. Flamini-Harper, M.C. Logsdon, W.M. Usui, School of Nursing, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Receiving adequate social support improves the health and quality of life in adolescent mothers and their babies. However, instruments to measure health variables, such as social support, should not be used in a population until psychometric properties of the instrument have been established. The purpose of the study was to describe the reliability and validity of the PSQ in a diverse group of adolescent mothers. Original development of the PSQ was guided by the Stress and Coping Theory, and a summary of interdisciplinary literature of social support. The design of this psychometric study was descriptive. Instruments used included the PSQ, the Center for Epidemiologic Studies of Depression (CES-D), and demographic questions. The sample included adolescent mothers (n=149) at 4-6 weeks postpartum from an urban area of the southern United States who were recruited from two community hospitals and a public school for childbearing teens. IRB, site, and participant approval were obtained. On average, the participants were 16 years (SD=1.10), in the 10th grade (SD=1.19), and of low income. Racial composition of the sample reflected the demographics of the sites and was as follows: 45% Caucasian, 42% African American, 8% Hispanic, and 4% Native American. Mean scores on the PSQ were slightly higher (4.65) than previously reported in other studies of adolescent mothers (4.10). Alpha coefficient of the PSQ was .87. Data on construct validity was established by correlation between PSQ and CES-D, indicating divergent validity (r=-.115, p=.081). In contrast to previous studies, structural equation modeling determined no impact of age or race on social support to adolescent mothers (Pi2=.93, p=.627, FMIN=.006, F0=.000, PCLOSE=.721, RMSEA=.000, ECVI=.168). The PSQ continues to be a promising instrument for research with adolescent mothers. The study informs the science about the contribution of social support to the health of adolescent mothers.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:58:21Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:58:21Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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