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Reliability and validity of the 4-item perceived stress scale among pregnant women: Results from the OTIS antidepressants study.
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PMID:  22511354     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We aimed to estimate the reliability of the 4-item Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) and its validity in predicting maternal depression and quality of life (QoL). Data regarding stress, depression and QoL were collected during pregnancy among a sub-sample from the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists Antidepressants in Pregnancy Cohort. The 4-item PSS demonstrated acceptable internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha coefficient = .79), alternate forms stability reliability with the 10-item PSS (Pearson correlation coefficient r = .63; p < .001), convergent validity with the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (r = .67; p < .001), and concurrent validity with the mental health component of the Short-Form-12 (r = -.62; p < .001) as a measure of QoL. The 4-item PSS is a valid and useful tool for assessing maternal stress during pregnancy. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Res Nurs Health.
Authors:
Fatiha Karam; Anick Bérard; Odile Sheehy; Marie-Claude Huneau; Gerald Briggs; Christina Chambers; Adrienne Einarson; Diana Johnson; Kelly Kao; Gideon Koren; Brigitte Martin; Janine E Polifka; Sara H Riordan; Mark Roth; Sharon Voyer Lavigne; Lori Wolfe;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Research in nursing & health     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1098-240X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-4-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806136     Medline TA:  Res Nurs Health     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Affiliation:
Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Research Center, CHU Sainte-Justine, 3175, Côte-Sainte Catherine, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3T 1C5.
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