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Translation and psychometric evaluation of a Swedish version of the parental stress scale PSS: NICU

Månsson, Catrin LU (2013) VMFM01 20121
Department of Health Sciences
Abstract (Swedish)
Abstract
The birth and hospitalisation of a preterm infant are distressing for parents. To attend the psychological needs of parents the health care professionals need to identify risk factors in the NICU that contributes to parents’ stress. Parental stressor scale: Neonatal intensive care unit (PSS: NICU) is a validated instrument developed to measure parental stress, however, there was no Swedish version available. The aim of this study was to translate the PSS: NICU into the Swedish language and to evaluate the psychometric properties. The study was conducted in two steps, first the PSS: NICU was translated from the original version into a Swedish version and thereafter the psychometric properties were evaluated. A convenient sample of... (More)
Abstract
The birth and hospitalisation of a preterm infant are distressing for parents. To attend the psychological needs of parents the health care professionals need to identify risk factors in the NICU that contributes to parents’ stress. Parental stressor scale: Neonatal intensive care unit (PSS: NICU) is a validated instrument developed to measure parental stress, however, there was no Swedish version available. The aim of this study was to translate the PSS: NICU into the Swedish language and to evaluate the psychometric properties. The study was conducted in two steps, first the PSS: NICU was translated from the original version into a Swedish version and thereafter the psychometric properties were evaluated. A convenient sample of 95 parents was recruited from three different neonatal units between the third and the fifth day after the infant’s admission to the NICU. They completed the PSS: NICU and some open-ended questions where they could give their views about the language and wording.

Eight items in the PSS: NICU were new compared to the first version of the instrument and was not psychometric tested. These items were added to reflect the changes in neonatal care and the increased survival of extremely preterm infants. In this study the subscales and total scale were analysed both with and without the new items to determine whether or not to use them.

The result indicates that the Swedish version PSS: NICU, both with and without the non-validated items, has appropriate psychometrics properties and can be used in clinical practice in NICU’s in Sweden. (Less)
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author
Månsson, Catrin LU
supervisor
organization
course
VMFM01 20121
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Keywords: Instrument, validity, parent, stress, Parental Stressor Scale: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
language
English
id
3801369
date added to LUP
2013-05-29 09:41:49
date last changed
2015-12-14 13:21:30
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  abstract     = {Abstract
The birth and hospitalisation of a preterm infant are distressing for parents. To attend the psychological needs of parents the health care professionals need to identify risk factors in the NICU that contributes to parents’ stress. Parental stressor scale: Neonatal intensive care unit (PSS: NICU) is a validated instrument developed to measure parental stress, however, there was no Swedish version available. The aim of this study was to translate the PSS: NICU into the Swedish language and to evaluate the psychometric properties. The study was conducted in two steps, first the PSS: NICU was translated from the original version into a Swedish version and thereafter the psychometric properties were evaluated. A convenient sample of 95 parents was recruited from three different neonatal units between the third and the fifth day after the infant’s admission to the NICU. They completed the PSS: NICU and some open-ended questions where they could give their views about the language and wording.

Eight items in the PSS: NICU were new compared to the first version of the instrument and was not psychometric tested. These items were added to reflect the changes in neonatal care and the increased survival of extremely preterm infants. In this study the subscales and total scale were analysed both with and without the new items to determine whether or not to use them.

The result indicates that the Swedish version PSS: NICU, both with and without the non-validated items, has appropriate psychometrics properties and can be used in clinical practice in NICU’s in Sweden.},
  author       = {Månsson, Catrin},
  keyword      = {Keywords: Instrument,validity,parent,stress,Parental Stressor Scale: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Translation and psychometric evaluation of a Swedish version of the parental stress scale PSS: NICU},
  year         = {2013},
}