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The factor structure of the perception of birth scale.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8604369     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The factor structure of the perception of birth scale (POBS) was explored using a sample of 320 women who had vaginal or unplanned cesarean deliveries. Exploratory factor analysis yielded a 25-item instrument with five factor-based subscales: Labor Experience, Delivery Experience, Delivery Outcome, Partner Participation, and Awareness. The total POBS demonstrated adequate internal consistency reliability, with a Cronbach's alpha coefficient of .85. The new 25-item version of POBS can be used to measure selected aspects of a woman's perception of the birth experience. Additional research with samples large enough to permit confirmatory factor analysis is recommended.
J Fawcett; D Knauth
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Multicenter Study    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nursing research     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0029-6562     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurs Res     Publication Date:    1996 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-05-13     Completed Date:  1996-05-13     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376404     Medline TA:  Nurs Res     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  83-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM; N    
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude to Health*
Delivery, Obstetric / methods,  psychology*
Factor Analysis, Statistical
Labor, Obstetric / psychology*
Mothers / psychology*
Pregnancy Outcome
Questionnaires / standards*
Reproducibility of Results

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