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kazemi S, kariman N, Pazandeh F, kazemi S, Ozgoli G. Iranian Version of Quality of Prenatal Care Questionnaire: a Psychometric Study. Health Educ Health Promot. 2021; 9 (1)
URL: http://hehp.modares.ac.ir/article-5-47398-en.html
1- Student Research Committee, Department of Midwifery and Reproductive Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- Midwifery and Reproductive Health Research Center, Department of Midwifery and Reproductive Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran., Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences (1th floor), Vali-Asr Avenue, Cross of Vali-Asr and Neiaiesh Highway, Opposite to Rajaee Heart Hospital, Tehran, Iran
3- Department of Health Education & Health Promotion, Faculty of Medical Science, Tarbiat Modares University (TMU),Tehran, Iran.
4- Ozgoli*: Associate Professor, Midwifery and Reproductive Health Research Center, Department of Midwifery and Reproductive Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , g.ozgoli@gmail.com
Abstract:   (668 Views)
Aims: The quality of antenatal care is recognized as critical to the effectiveness of care in optimizing maternal and child health outcomes. Utilization indices exist to measure quantity of prenatal care, but currently there is no accessed instrument to assess quality of prenatal care in Iran.  The purpose of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Quality of Prenatal Care Questionnaire (QPCQ) in Iranian women.
Methods: This was a cross-sectional and psychometric study in Mazandaran province (North of Iran). A sample of 230 women including who referred to community-based practitioners, hospital antenatal clinic, public system and private care options include an obstetrician, general practitioner or midwife as the care provider was used to assess the validity and reliability of the QPCQ. Internal consistency and reliability was calculated using the Cronbach’s Coefficient alpha and Intra-class Correlation Coefficient (ICC), respectively. Construct validity was assessed using exploratory (EFA) and confirmatory (CFA) factor analysis.
Findings: Cronbach’s alpha for all items was 0.90 and ICC was 0.93. Explanatory factor analysis demonstrated the adequacy of the sampling (Kaiser- Meyer-Olkin = 0.80) and significant factorable sphericity (p < 0.001). CFA also confirmed the values of fit indices (RMSEA = 0.07, CFI > 0.92, x 2/ df = 2.25).
Conclusion: The QPCQ is a valid and reliable instrument for measurement of antenatal care quality. The QPCQ is will be useful in future research as an outcome measure to compare quality of care across geographic regions, populations, and service delivery models.
     
Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Family Health Education/Promotion
Received: 2020/11/5 | Accepted: 2020/12/24 | Published: 2021/01/23
* Corresponding Author Address: Department of Reproductive Health and Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences (1th floor), Vali-Asr Avenue, Cross of Vali-Asr and Neiaiesh Highway, Opposite to Rajaee Heart Hospital, Tehran, Iran

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