Validation of the Arabic version of the Cohen Perceived Stress Scale (PSS-10) among pregnant and postpartum women
BACKGROUND: This study was conducted to evaluate the validity of the Arabic translation of the Cohen Perceived Stress Scale (PSS-10) in pregnant and postpartum women. METHODS: A sample of 268 women participated. These included 113 women in their third trimester of pregnancy, 97 in the postpartum period and 58 healthy female university students. GHQ-12 and EPDS were also administered to the participants. Internal consistency reliability, assessed using Cronbach's alpha, was 0.74. RESULTS: PSS-10 significantly correlated with both EPDS and GHQ12 (rho = 0.58 and rho = 0.48 respectively), and significantly increased with higher scores on stressful life events. PSS-10 scores were higher among university students who also recorded higher stressful life events scores. CONCLUSION: The Arabic translated version of the PSS-10 showed reasonably adequate psychometric properties.
Chaaya, M., et al., Validation of the Arabic version of the Cohen Perceived Stress Scale (PSS-10) among pregnant and postpartum women. BMC Psychiatry, 2010. 10: p. 111.
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Measure does not require training
Less than 5 min