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Publication Detail
Psychometric properties of the Dutch version of the London Measure of Unplanned Pregnancy in women with pregnancies ending in birth.
  • Publication Type:
    Journal article
  • Publication Sub Type:
    Article
  • Authors:
    Goossens J, Verhaeghe S, Van Hecke A, Barrett G, Delbaere I, Beeckman D
  • Publication date:
    18/04/2018
  • Pagination:
    e0194033
  • Journal:
    PloS one
  • Volume:
    13
  • Issue:
    4
  • Medium:
    Electronic-eCollection
  • Status:
    Published
  • Print ISSN:
    1932-6203
  • Language:
    eng
  • Addresses:
    University Centre for Nursing & Midwifery, Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium.
Abstract
To evaluate the psychometric properties of the Dutch version of the London Measure of Unplanned Pregnancy in women with pregnancies ending in birth.A two-phase psychometric evaluation design was set-up. Phase I comprised the translation from English into Dutch and pretesting with 6 women using cognitive interviews. In phase II, the reliability and validity of the Dutch version of the LMUP was assessed in 517 women giving birth recently. Reliability (internal consistency) was assessed using Cronbach's alpha, inter-item correlations, and corrected item-total correlations. Construct validity was assessed using principal components analysis and hypothesis testing. Exploratory Mokken scale analysis was carried out.517 women aged 15-45 completed the Dutch version of the LMUP. Reliability testing showed acceptable internal consistency (alpha = 0.74, positive inter-item correlations between all items, all corrected item-total correlations >0.20). Validity testing confirmed the unidimensional structure of the scale and all hypotheses were confirmed. The overall Loevinger's H coefficient was 0.57, representing a 'strong' scale.The Dutch version of the LMUP is a reliable and valid measure that can be used in the Dutch-speaking population in Belgium to assess pregnancy planning. Future research is necessary to assess the stability of the Dutch version of the LMUP, and to evaluate its psychometric properties in women with abortions.
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