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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 15-20

The validity and reliability of sexual and reproductive health needs questionnaire among Persian infertile women


1 Department of Reproductive Health and Midwifery, MSc in Midwifery Counseling, Student Research Committee, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
2 Sexual and Reproductive Health Research Center; Department of Reproductive Health and Midwifery, Nursing and Midwifery School, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
3 Sexual and Reproductive Health Research Center; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Soghra Khani
Department of Reproductive Health and Midwifery, Sexual and Reproductive Health Research Center, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/JNMS.JNMS_9_18

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Context: Infertile women may have a lot of problems in the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) area. Some of these problems are sexually transmitted infections, sexual risky behaviors, high-risk pregnancy history, HIV/AIDS, and sexual violence. There are some reliable questionnaires for infertility health needs, but no comprehensive instrument was available to address their SRH needs. Aims: This article aimed to assess validity and reliability of Persian version of SRH needs questionnaire among Iranian infertile women. Settings and Design: In this psychometric study, validate SRH needs questionnaire in infertility Center of Imam Khomeini Hospital in Sari. Material and Methods: The Persian version of the SRH needs questionnaire by Khani et al. was selected to validate for infertile women. Face validity, content validity and reliability were assessed. Impact score to assess quantitative face validity, content validity ratio (CVR) and content validity index (CVI) to assess the content validity and Cronbach's alpha and intera-class correlation coefficient (ICC) to assess its reliability were calculated. Statistical Analysis: Analysis of ICC, Reliability was used for data analysis. Results: In the qualitative content validity process, 25 questions were added and 5 questions were omitted in the panel of experts. Furthermore, 29 questions achieved a CVR <0.62 and 13 questions had a CVI <0.79. The Cronbach's alpha and ICC of the questionnaire were 0.895 and 0.945, respectively. Conclusions: The Persian version of SRH questionnaire prepared for infertile women is a valid and reliable questionnaire and can be used by healthcare providers for assessing of infertile women's SRH needs. Context: Infertile women may have a lot of problems in the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) area. Some of these problems are sexually transmitted infections, sexual risky behaviors, high-risk pregnancy history, HIV/AIDS, and sexual violence. There are some reliable questionnaires for infertility health needs, but no comprehensive instrument was available to address their SRH needs.


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