Psychometric properties of Postpartum Partner Support Scale-Persian version

Eslahi, Z., Alimoradi, Z., Bahrami, N., Lin, C.-Y., Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524 and Pakpour, A.H., 2021. Psychometric properties of Postpartum Partner Support Scale-Persian version. Nursing Open, 8 (4), pp. 1688-1695.

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Aim: The aim of the present study was to translate the Postpartum Partner Support Scale (PPSS) into Persian and evaluate its psychometric properties among postpar-tum women.

Design: A total of 248 women aged 18-39 years participated in this psychometric study. The PPSS was translated into Persian using a forward-backward method. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and Rasch model analysis were used to assess the psychometric properties of the PPSS. In addition, the Edinburgh Postpartum Depression Scale (EPDS) was completed simultaneously to assess the construct validity. Internal consistency of the questionnaire was assessed by calculating the Cronbach's alpha coefficient and corrected item-total correlation.

Results: The unidimensionality of the PPSS was supported in both CFA and Rasch analysis. The PPSS had a significant negative association with EPDS (r = −0.39 p < .001). The scale had excellent internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha = 0.94) and the correlation between items and total score was satisfactory.

Conclusion: The Persian version of PPSS with 20 items is a valid and reliable scale to assess postpartum support.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Nursing Open
Creators: Eslahi, Z., Alimoradi, Z., Bahrami, N., Lin, C.-Y., Griffiths, M.D. and Pakpour, A.H.
Publisher: Wiley Open Access
Date: July 2021
Volume: 8
Number: 4
Rights: © 2021 The Authors. Nursing Open published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 25 Feb 2021 08:53
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2021 08:49

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