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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304047
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Research Journey for the Development of the Hung Postpartum Stress Scale
Author(s):
Hung, Chich-Hsiu
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Beta
Author Details:
Chich-Hsiu Hung, PhD, RN, chhung@kmu.edu.tw
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Purpose: Existing measures of general stress, which have also been used to assess postpartum stress, fail to measure women's specific childbearing stressors during the postpartum period.''The purpose of the this study was to'evaluate two studies'for testing and validating the Hung Postpartum Stress Scale based on'an early concept analysis.

Methods: The concept of postpartum stress was analyzed in early stage using a concept analysis strategy proposed by Walker and Avant. Then the'first version of the Hung Postpartum Stress Scale was developed with a total of 861 low-risk postpartum women who had given birth to a single, healthy, and full-term baby without complications; had no major postnatal complications or underlying medical problems; were married Taiwanese residents; and could speak Mandarin Chinese. Then the'first version of the Hung Postpartum Stress Scale was revalidated to the second version by expanding the contexts to cover all postpartum women regardless of low- or high-risk status. A total of 859 postpartum women, who could speak Mandarin Chinese and read Chinese, and whose newborn baby was alive, were recruited with proportional stratified quota sampling by birth rate from 11 hospitals and 7 clinics in the Kaohsiung area of southern Taiwan. According to the concept analysis and the two studies, the construct validity and reliability was examined.

Results: With exploratory factor analysis, three attributes for postpartum stress were identified in both low- and high-risk postpartum women, 'including concerns about negative body changes, concerns about maternal role attainment, and concerns about lack of social support. Its generality, internal consistency, and readability were also'high enough'in the two studies.

Conclusion: 'Nursing interventions can be tailored to address the items on the Hung Postpartum Stress Scale that postpartum women indicate to be the most stressful. Additional research is recommended using confirmatory factor analysis to determine the stability of the factor structure identified in'the studies regardless of high- or low-risk'postpartum women.

Keywords:
Negative body changes; Maternal role attainment; Lack of social support
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleThe Research Journey for the Development of the Hung Postpartum Stress Scaleen
dc.contributor.authorHung, Chich-Hsiuen
dc.contributor.departmentLambda Betaen
dc.author.detailsChich-Hsiu Hung, PhD, RN, chhung@kmu.edu.twen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304047-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b>Existing measures of general stress, which have also been used to assess postpartum stress, fail to measure women's specific childbearing stressors during the postpartum period.''The purpose of the this study was to'evaluate two studies'for testing and validating the Hung Postpartum Stress Scale based on'an early concept analysis. <p><b>Methods: </b>The concept of postpartum stress was analyzed in early stage using a concept analysis strategy proposed by Walker and Avant. Then the'first version of the Hung Postpartum Stress Scale was developed with a total of 861 low-risk postpartum women who had given birth to a single, healthy, and full-term baby without complications; had no major postnatal complications or underlying medical problems; were married Taiwanese residents; and could speak Mandarin Chinese. Then the'first version of the Hung Postpartum Stress Scale was revalidated to the second version by expanding the contexts to cover all postpartum women regardless of low- or high-risk status. A total of 859 postpartum women, who could speak Mandarin Chinese and read Chinese, and whose newborn baby was alive, were recruited with proportional stratified quota sampling by birth rate from 11 hospitals and 7 clinics in the Kaohsiung area of southern Taiwan. According to the concept analysis and the two studies, the construct validity and reliability was examined. <p><b>Results: </b>With exploratory factor analysis, three attributes for postpartum stress were identified in both low- and high-risk postpartum women, 'including concerns about negative body changes, concerns about maternal role attainment, and concerns about lack of social support. Its generality, internal consistency, and readability were also'high enough'in the two studies. <p><b>Conclusion: </b>'Nursing interventions can be tailored to address the items on the Hung Postpartum Stress Scale that postpartum women indicate to be the most stressful. Additional research is recommended using confirmatory factor analysis to determine the stability of the factor structure identified in'the studies regardless of high- or low-risk'postpartum women.<i> </i>en
dc.subjectNegative body changesen
dc.subjectMaternal role attainmenten
dc.subjectLack of social supporten
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:28:12Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:28:12Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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