Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Postpartum sexual quality of life : scale development and psychometric properties assessment in Iran
Authors: Rahmani, Azam
Grylka-Baeschlin, Susanne
Fallahi, Arezoo
Allahqoli, Leila
Gheshlagh, Reza Ghanei
Abboud, Sarah
Rezaei, Elham
et. al: No
DOI: 10.1007/s11195-021-09716-w
Published in: Sexuality and Disability
Volume(Issue): 40
Issue: 1
Page(s): 115
Pages to: 127
Issue Date: Jan-2022
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Springer
ISSN: 0146-1044
Language: English
Subjects: Postpartum period; Sexual quality of life; Scale development; Iran
Subject (DDC): 306: Culture
Abstract: To develop and assess the psychometric properties of the Postpartum Sexual Quality of Life Scale (PSQLS) in Iran. We employed a mixed-method approach. In the qualitative phase (17 interviews and two focus groups), we generated items for the scale. In the quantitative phase (N = 282), we assessed the psychometric properties of the pre-final version. The final version contained 22 items. Exploratory factor analysis indicated a 5-factor solution that jointly accounted for 59.6% of the variance. Cronbach’s alpha coefficient was 0.87. The PSQLS showed good validity and reliability and could be used to evaluate women’s postpartum sexual life.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Health Sciences
Organisational Unit: Institute of Midwifery (IHB)
Published as part of the ZHAW project: Sexuelle Lebensqualität in der postpartalen Phase
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