Validation of the Postnatal Perceived Stress Inventory in a French-speaking population of primiparous women

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serval:BIB_FF14C52CD0EA
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Validation of the Postnatal Perceived Stress Inventory in a French-speaking population of primiparous women
Journal
Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing
Author(s)
Razurel C., Kaiser B., Dupuis M., Antonietti J.-Ph., Sellenet C., Epiney M.
ISSN
0884-2175
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2013
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
42
Number
6
Pages
685-696
Language
english
Abstract
Objective
To develop a Postnatal Perceived Stress Inventory (PNPSI) and assess its psychometric properties.
Design
Cross-sectional quantitative study.
Setting
One nurse-managed labor and delivery unit in a university hospital in a major metropolitan area.
Participants
One hundred seventy-nine (179) primiparous French speaking women who gave birth at term.
Methods
The PNPSI was validated at 6 weeks postpartum. Its predictive validity for depression and anxiety was assessed at the same time.
Results
The exploratory analysis revealed a 19-item structure divided into six factors. This inventory has good internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha = .815). The predictive validity shows that the PNPSI significantly predicts depression and anxiety at 6 weeks postpartum, and that certain factors are particularly prominent.
Conclusion
The PNPSI's psychometric properties make it a useful tool for future research to evaluate interventions for perceived stress during the postnatal period. Its predictive power for depression indicates that it is also a promising tool for clinical settings.
Keywords
perceived stress scale, validation, postnatal, depression, anxiety
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26/09/2013 12:30
Last modification date
20/08/2019 17:29
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