Validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the City Birth Trauma Scale (CityBiTS).


Bayrı B. , Bal M. , Dişsiz M., Sormageç M., Yildiz P.

Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, ss.1-9, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
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  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/01443615.2020.1821354
  • Dergi Adı: Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1-9

Özet

The City Birth Trauma Scale (CityBiTS) was developed to be consistent with the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-DSM-5. It has been used as a complementary instrument that measures the psychological trauma related to childbirth. The aim of this study was to investigate the validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the CityBiTS. This research is a methodological study. This study was conducted with 315 women who had 6-month-old infants from August to October 2018. The CityBiTS is a 29-item instrument that was developed according to DSM-5 criteria to assess childbirth-related Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Test-retest measurements were performed at two-week intervals to evaluate the invariance of the scale over time. Cronbach's alpha coefficient of reliability was used to analyse internal consistency of scale. Cronbach's alpha coefficients were .76 for re-experiencing symptoms, .57 for avoidance symptoms, .77 for negative cognitions and mood, .83 for hyperarousal and .82 for dissociative symptoms. In conclusion, The Turkish version of the CityBiTS, as an instrument developed to be consistent with DSM-5 criteria in assessing childbirth-related trauma symptoms, is a valid and reliable tool.