Reliability and validity of the Inventory of Functional Status after Childbirth when used in an Australian population

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Title Reliability and validity of the Inventory of Functional Status after Childbirth when used in an Australian population
Author McVeigh, Carol; Chaboyer, Wendy
Journal Name Nursing and Health Sciences
Editor Massato Tsukahara
Year Published 2002
Place of publication Carlton Victoria
Publisher Blackwell Publishing
Abstract This study presents the results of reliability and validity testing of the Inventory of Functional Status after Childbirth (IFSAC) when used in an Australian sample. Data were obtained from a culturally diverse group of 173 women residing in a regional city in New South Wales, Australia. Participants could read and write English, delivered healthy infants between 37 and 42 weeks gestation and experienced normal pregnancies, labors, and deliveries. The inventory and its five scales were assessed for reliability using Cronbach's coefficient ± and construct validity using item-total correlation matrices. While three of the IFSAC scales performed well, two were problematic in this Australian population. With modification and updating, the clinical utility of IFSAC may be more fully realized.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/full/10.1046/j.1442-2018.2002.00115.x
Alternative URI http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/links/doi/10.1046%2Fj.1442-2018.2002.00115.x
Copyright Statement Copyright 2002 Blackwell Publishing. The definitive version is available at [www.blackwell-synergy.com.]
Volume 4
Issue Number 3
Page from 107
Page to 112
ISSN 1441-0745
Date Accessioned 2003-03-12
Date Available 2007-03-14T21:42:38Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Health Practice Innovation; Griffith Health Institute
Faculty Faculty of Nursing & Health
Subject Nursing
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/6931
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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