Psychometric Evaluation of the Wijma Delivery Expectancy/Experience Questionnaire Version B

KÖRÜKCÜ Ö., Bulut O., Kukulu K.

HEALTH CARE FOR WOMEN INTERNATIONAL, vol.37, no.5, pp.550-567, 2016 (SSCI) identifier identifier identifier


Examining the fear of delivery after childbirth is important. The authors' aim is to examine the overall psychometric quality of the Wijma Delivery Expectancy/Experience Questionnaire version B. Reliability and validity of the instrument were evaluated via reliability analysis, exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses, and multidimensional subscore estimation. A six-factor model was proposed to explain instrument results. Factors included concerns about labor pain, lack of positive behaviors, loneliness, lack of positive feelings, concerns about childbirth, and concerns about the baby. Researchers provide psychometric evidence about the quality of the questionnaire to measure fear of delivery after childbirth.