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      Psychometric Properties of the Persian Version of the Prenatal Distress Questionnaire

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      Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal
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          We examined pregnancy-specific stress and general stress during pregnancy and documented the psychometric properties of the Prenatal Distress Questionnaire (PDQ) in 240 Iranian pregnant women. Participants completed the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory and the Persian version of the 12-item PDQ to test the validity of the Persian PDQ. Pregnancy-specific stress levels and concerns of women about birth were significantly higher in early pregnancy compared to late pregnancy. Reliability coefficients (Cronbach's alpha) for the 3 subscales of the Persian PDQ were .73–.93. Results showed therefore that the Persian version of the PDQ is a reliable, valid instrument and a useful screening tool for measuring pregnancy stress in Iranian pregnant women.

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          Journal
          Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal
          soc behav pers
          Scientific Journal Publishers Ltd
          0301-2212
          May 01 2018
          May 01 2018
          : 46
          : 5
          : 815-822
          Article
          10.2224/sbp.6703
          4c78dd52-1a5a-4fa4-a214-96c6537fc191
          © 2018
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