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
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, ..View full abstract
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
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.