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Validation of the Arabic version of the Cohen Perceived Stress Scale (PSS-10) among pregnant and postpartum women



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Abstract

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.


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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.


Methodology

Methods Condition Gender Age Country Setting Sample size
women in their third trimester of pregnancy, postpartum period and healthy female university students. Female Qatar
Commuinty 268

Number of items

10 items

Training

Measure does not require training

Required time

Less than 5 min

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mchaaya@aub.edu.bl






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