Psychometric Properties of the Persian Version of Pregnancy Symptoms Inventory (PSI)

Solmaz Ghanbari-Homaie, Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi, Sonia Hasani, Mojgan Mirghafourvand

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The aim of this study was to determine the psychometric properties of the Persian version of pregnancy symptoms inventory. A methodological study. This study was conducted on 220 pregnant women. Construct validity was measured by exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis. Reliability was measured by intra-class correlation coefficient and internal consistency. Since the items 12 (snoring) and 16 (thrush) failed to obtain the minimum principal axis factoring in exploratory factor analysis, they were removed from the Persian version. Confirmatory factor analysis showed a good fit for the extracted model. Cronbach’s alpha was.94 for the frequency items and.95 for the limitation items. Intra-class correlation coefficient was between.58 and 1 for frequency items and between.73 and 1 for limitation items. The Persian version of pregnancy symptoms inventory was a valid and reliable scale to be used for Iranian pregnant women.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)960-967
Number of pages8
JournalClinical Nursing Research
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • persian
  • pregnancy symptoms
  • questionnaire
  • reliability
  • validity

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