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Journal of Korean Academy of Child Health Nursing 2007;13(3):265-272.
Development of the Maternal-Fetal Interaction Belief Scale.
Kyung Ja Han
College of Nursing, Seoul National University, Korea. hankj@snu.ac.kr
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to develop a Maternal-Fetal Interaction Belief Scale (MFIBS). METHOD: The research design was a methodological study. The items generated for this scale were drawn from a comprehensive literature review. Content validity was established for the MFIBS. The 26-item scale was developed to measure the construct of the MFIBS during pregnancy and tested on 186 pregnant women. RESULTS: The final tool consist of 20 items which were sorted into 6 factors by factor analysis. The factors were identified as 'influence of pregnancy (5 items)', 'ability of fetus (3 items)', 'maternal-fetal interaction behavior (3 items)', 'practice of taegyo (3 items)', 'ability of infant (3 items)', and 'taemong (3 items)'. The six factors explained 62.37% of the total variance in the MFIBS. The Cronbach's alpha coefficient for internal consistency was .81 and the reliability of the subscales ranged from .60-.85 Guttman split-half coefficient was .66. CONCLUSIONS: This scale proves to be a effective, useful tool and suitable in Korean women for measuring the Maternal-Fetal Interaction Belief. Future studies are required for further refinement of the scale.
Key words: Maternal-fetal interaction; Belief
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