Development and testing of an instrument to measure maternal confidence in African American pregnant teens

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158810
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Development and testing of an instrument to measure maternal confidence in African American pregnant teens
Abstract:
Development and testing of an instrument to measure maternal confidence in African American pregnant teens
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Weglicki, Linda
P.I. Institution Name:Wayne State University
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 368 Cohn, 5557 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI, 48202, USA
Contact Telephone:313.577.5502
The purpose of this study was the development and psychometric testing of the Young Adult Maternal Confidence Scale (YAMCS) in African American pregnant teens. Instrument development was conducted using a three-phase process involving comparative concept analysis, focus groups of pregnant teens, and expert review. Thirteen experts were selected based on their clinical expertise in maternal child nursing, instrument development, literacy, and published research in which the phenomenon was maternal confidence. Testing of the instrument was conducted with 124 African American pregnant teens, 13 to 21 years of age. Pender’s Health Promotion Model (1990) integrated with Erikson’s Theory of Development (1968) provided the theoretical framework. The YAMCS was evaluated using item analysis, factor analysis, and reliability measures. Factor analysis isolated three dimensions: Perception of Ability, Uncertainty, and Mothering Behaviors. The three factors accounted for 42% of the variance in the 38-item measure. Cronbach’s coefficient alpha for the total scale was .89. Subscales alpha coefficients ranged from .61 - .89. Test-retest reliability (n=89) confirmed the scales stability at 2 to 3 weeks. The study supports the validity and reliability of the YAMCS as a measure of maternal confidence in African American pregnant teens. Further evaluation of the YAMCS with different populations is warranted.
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.titleDevelopment and testing of an instrument to measure maternal confidence in African American pregnant teensen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158810-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Development and testing of an instrument to measure maternal confidence in African American pregnant teens</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">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Weglicki, Linda</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Wayne State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, 368 Cohn, 5557 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI, 48202, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">313.577.5502</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">lweglicki@wayne.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this study was the development and psychometric testing of the Young Adult Maternal Confidence Scale (YAMCS) in African American pregnant teens. Instrument development was conducted using a three-phase process involving comparative concept analysis, focus groups of pregnant teens, and expert review. Thirteen experts were selected based on their clinical expertise in maternal child nursing, instrument development, literacy, and published research in which the phenomenon was maternal confidence. Testing of the instrument was conducted with 124 African American pregnant teens, 13 to 21 years of age. Pender&rsquo;s Health Promotion Model (1990) integrated with Erikson&rsquo;s Theory of Development (1968) provided the theoretical framework. The YAMCS was evaluated using item analysis, factor analysis, and reliability measures. Factor analysis isolated three dimensions: Perception of Ability, Uncertainty, and Mothering Behaviors. The three factors accounted for 42% of the variance in the 38-item measure. Cronbach&rsquo;s coefficient alpha for the total scale was .89. Subscales alpha coefficients ranged from .61 - .89. Test-retest reliability (n=89) confirmed the scales stability at 2 to 3 weeks. The study supports the validity and reliability of the YAMCS as a measure of maternal confidence in African American pregnant teens. Further evaluation of the YAMCS with different populations is warranted.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:25:07Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:25:07Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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