Friday, July 13, 2007
This presentation is part of : Instrument Development and Measurement Models
Development of a Chinese Short Form of the Prenatal Self-Evaluation Questionnaire
Shih-Hsien Kuo, RPh, PhD, Basic Medical Science Education Center, Fooyin University, Kaohsiung Hsien, Taiwan, Taiwan, Chun-Ting Lin, RN, NA, NA, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, and Fan-Hao Chou, RN, PhD, School of Nursing, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Learning Objective #1: know how to develop a short form version of a questionnaire.
Learning Objective #2: know the dimensions of the short form version of the Chinese Prenatal Self-Evaluation Questionnaire (PSEQ).

Purpose: To develop a short form version of the Chinese Prenatal Self-Evaluation Questionnaire (PSEQ). Design: A cross-sectional research design was conducted and pregnant women who visited prenatal clinics in southern Taiwan were recruited for this study. Methods and Findings: This study was conducted to develop a Chinese short form of the PSEQ, using a convenient sample that consisted of 600 pregnant women. Item, factor, and correlation analysis were used to diminish 35 items of the questionnaire and to retain 44 items. The correlation coefficient between the short-form PSEQ and the original PSEQ was .95, indicating that the short-form PSEQ was acceptable. Forty-four items were divided into six factors: concern for well-being of self and baby (7 items), acceptance of pregnancy (7 items), identification of a motherhood role (6 items), preparation for labor (9 items), relationship with mother (8 items), and relationship with husband (7 items), accounting for 54.68% of the total variance. Conclusion: The results of this study could be a measurement tool for further research and clinical assessment. Further research to examine the reliability and validity of the short-form PSEQ is needed.