Journal article

Psychometric Evaluation of an Instrument to Measure Prospective Pregnancy Preferences The Desire to Avoid Pregnancy Scale

Corinne H Rocca, Lauren J Ralph, Mark Wilson, Heather Gould, Diana G Foster

MEDICAL CARE | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Existing approaches to measuring women's pregnancy intentions suffer important limitations, including retrospective assessment, overly simple categories, and a presumption that all women plan pregnancies. No psychometrically valid scales exist to prospectively measure the ranges of women's pregnancy preferences. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using a rigorous construct modeling approach, we developed a scale to measure desire to avoid pregnancy. We developed 60 draft items from existing research, assessed comprehension through 25 cognitive interviews, and administered items in surveys with 594 nonpregnant women in 7 primary and reproductive health care facilities in Arizona, New Jersey, ..

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Grants

Awarded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Office of Research on Women's Health, Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health


Awarded by EUNICE KENNEDY SHRIVER NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT


Funding Acknowledgements

Supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Office of Research on Women's Health, Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health grant #HD052163 and funding from an anonymous private foundation.