The Spanish version of the Fatigue Assessment Scale: reliability and validity assessment in postpartum women

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Título: The Spanish version of the Fatigue Assessment Scale: reliability and validity assessment in postpartum women
Autor/es: Cano-Climent, Antoni | Oliver-Roig, Antonio | Cabrero-García, Julio | Vries, Jolanda de | Richart-Martínez, Miguel
Grupo/s de investigación o GITE: Calidad de Vida, Bienestar Psicológico y Salud
Centro, Departamento o Servicio: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Enfermería
Palabras clave: Postpartum period | Phychometric properties | Instrumental study | Fatigue
Área/s de conocimiento: Enfermería
Fecha de publicación: 27-sep-2017
Editor: PeerJ
Cita bibliográfica: Cano-Climent A, Oliver-Roig A, Cabrero-García J, de Vries J, Richart-Martínez M. (2017) The Spanish version of the Fatigue Assessment Scale: reliability and validity assessment in postpartum women. PeerJ 5:e3832 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.3832
Resumen: Background. Fatigue is the most widely reported symptom by women during pregnancy, labour, the postpartum period, and early parenting. The objective was to translate the Fatigue Assessment Scale (FAS) into Spanish and assess its psychometric properties. Methods. Instrumental Design. The FAS was translated into Spanish (FAS-e) using forward and back translation. A convenience sample was constituted with 870 postpartum women recruited at discharge from 17 public hospitals in Eastern Spain. Data was obtained from clinical records and self-administered questionnaires at discharge. Internal consistency, factor structure, comparisons between known groups and correlations with other variables were assessed. Results. Cronbach's alpha coefficient was .80. Findings on the dimensionality of the FAS-e scale indicated that it was sufficiently unidimensional. FAS-e scores were higher among women who had undergone caesarean births (p < :05), had a higher level of postpartum pain (p<:01), experienced difficulties during breastfeeding (p<:01) and had lower levels of self-efficacy for breastfeeding (p<:01). Conclusions. An equivalent Spanish version of the FAS was obtained with good reliability and validity properties. FAS-e is an appropriate tool to measure postpartum fatigue.
Patrocinador/es: This work was funded by the General Sub-Directorate for Evaluation and Promotion of Research (Institute of Health Carlos III, ISCIII) and co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER) “A way to make Europe” (Project reference PI14/01549).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/69774
ISSN: 2167-8359
DOI: 10.7717/peerj.3832
Idioma: eng
Tipo: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Derechos: © 2017 Cano-Climent et al. Distributed under Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0
Revisión científica: si
Versión del editor: http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.3832
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