Factorial invariance of pregnancy specific anxiety dimensions across nulliparous and parous pregnant women

Myrte Westerneng, Paul De Cock, Evelien R. Spelten, Adriaan Honig, Eileen K. Hutton

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Abstract

The 10-item version of the Pregnancy-Related Anxiety Questionnaire-Revised was developed based on a sample of nulliparous women. Whether this measure is also a valuable tool for future research on pregnancy-specific anxiety is unclear. Our study tested for invariance of this measure across nulliparous women and parous women by using a dataset of 6004 women pregnant up to 35 weeks. Results showed that whereas the factor structure of the 10-item version of the Pregnancy-Related Anxiety Questionnaire-Revised was noninvariant, removing item 8 from the measure created a measure with invariant factor loadings that can be used for all pregnant women.

LanguageEnglish
Pages164-172
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Volume20
Issue number2
Early online date20 Sep 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

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Keywords

  • Anxiety
  • Factor analysis
  • Parity
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy-Related Anxiety Questionnaire-Revised

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Westerneng, Myrte ; De Cock, Paul ; Spelten, Evelien R. ; Honig, Adriaan ; Hutton, Eileen K. / Factorial invariance of pregnancy specific anxiety dimensions across nulliparous and parous pregnant women. In: Journal of Health Psychology. 2015 ; Vol. 20, No. 2. pp. 164-172.
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Factorial invariance of pregnancy specific anxiety dimensions across nulliparous and parous pregnant women. / Westerneng, Myrte; De Cock, Paul; Spelten, Evelien R.; Honig, Adriaan; Hutton, Eileen K.

In: Journal of Health Psychology, Vol. 20, No. 2, 01.01.2015, p. 164-172.

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