Turkish validity and reliability study for the person-centered maternity care scale

ÖZŞAHİN Z., Altiparmak S., AKSOY DERYA Y., KAYHAN TETİK B., Inceoglu F.

JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY RESEARCH, vol.47, no.9, pp.3211-3222, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/jog.14913
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.3211-3222
  • Keywords: maternity care, PCMC, person-centered care, person-centered maternity care scale, reliability and validity, Turkish adaptation, QUALITY-OF-CARE
  • Inonu University Affiliated: Yes


Aim The objective was to adapt the person-centered maternity care scale (PCMCS) developed by Afulani et al. in 2017 to Turkish and to perform the validity and reliability study of this scale. Methods The population of this methodological study consisted of 280 mothers who were referred to the postpartum service of a public hospital in eastern Turkey. Linguistic validity, context validity, and pilot practice studies regarding the PCMCS that could be used in the first nine postpartum weeks were performed. Explanatory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis were performed to assess the construct validity of the form. Reliability of PCMCS was tested through the Cronbach's alpha internal consistency coefficient, total item correlation, and test-retest analysis. Results The Turkish version of the PCMCS a 21-item scale with three sub-dimensions was obtained. These three sub-dimensions found as a result of explanatory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis supported the scale structure. Cronbach's alpha reliability coefficient scale was adequate for total and sub-dimensions. Conclusion Turkish version of PCMCS was found to be a valid and reliable instrument to be used for assessing the person-centered maternity care for women in the postpartum period.