Validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the Birth Experiences Questionnaire

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Bayrı Bingöl F. , Demirgöz Bal M. , Dişsiz M., Tokat S., Işık M.

Zeynep Kamil Tıp Bülteni, vol.52, no.1, pp.21-26, 2021 (Other Refereed National Journals)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/zkmj.2021.73645
  • Title of Journal : Zeynep Kamil Tıp Bülteni
  • Page Numbers: pp.21-26


Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the Birth Experiences Questionnaire. Material and Methods: This methodological study was carried out with 110 couple who were admitted to a in Istanbul between January and December 2019. This research is a methodological study. This study was conducted with 110 couple who gave birth in a public hospital in Istanbul between January and December 2019. The data of the study were obtained using Personal Information Form and Turkish version of Birth Experiences Questionnaire. Birth Experiences Questionnaire measurements were tested with validity and reliability analyzes. For this purpose, validity analysis of data; scope validity index, exploratory factor analysis, confirmatory factor analysis (CFA), reliability analysis; Pearson moment product correlation and Cronbach Alpha reliability coefficient tests were used. In the evaluation of data, t-test, correlation analysis, Cronbach α analysis, and CFA were used. Results: It is a 10-item self-rating scale. To assess the consistency of the questionnaire overtime, test-retest measurement was performed with an interval of 1 day. As a result, no difference was found between the mean scores (p>0.05). In the analysis conducted for the internal consistency in the reliability study of the Birth Experiences Questionnaire, the Cronbach alpha reliability coefficient all scales was determined for all scales as ∝=0.78 for mothers and ∝=0.86 for fathers. Conclusion: In this study, it was shown that the Turkish version of the scale was valid and reliable.