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The Validity and Reliability of The Turkish Version of The Pregnancy Symptoms Inventory
Özlem Can Gürkan,Zübeyde Ekşi Güloğlu
1Marmara Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Hemşirelik Bölümü, İstanbul, Türkiye Objectives: This methodological study aimed to test the validity and reliability of the Turkish Version of the Pregnancy Symptoms Inventory.

Method: This study was conducted in the antenatal (care) service of one of the biggest maternity and children hospital within Istanbul province between March 2014 and April 2015. A total of 483 pregnant women who met the sampling criteria were accepted to (included in) the study. The data were obtained through the survey form and the Pregnancy Symptoms Inventory. Content and construct, internal consistency reliability, item-total correlations and Split-Half Method reliability were analyzed in order to determine the psychometric properties of the survey.

Results: As a result of the factor analysis, it was determined that the pregnancy symptom inventory is one factor as it is in the original. The internal consistency coefficient (Cronbach"s ?) was found to be 0.82 and item-total correlations ranged from 0.13 to 0.45. Split-Half Method correlation coefficient was 0.72.

Conclusion: The psychometric analyses of the Turkish version of the Pregnancy Symptoms Inventory indicated reliability and validity for measuring pregnancy symptoms in Turkish pregnant women. Keywords : Pregnancy symptom, pregnancy complaints, inventory, reliability, validity