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Ebrahimifar M, Hosseinian S, Safariyan Tosi M R, Abedi M R. Psychometric properties of the Persian version of the Infertility Self-Efficacy Scale . Research in Medicine. 2018; 42 (2) :100-105
URL: http://pejouhesh.sbmu.ac.ir/article-1-1817-en.html
Alzahra University of Tehran , Hosseinian@alzahra.ac.ir
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Background and Aim:  Self-efficacy is One of the most important psychological constructs in numerous health areas, including reproductive health. It is necessary to use an appropriate tool for measuring self-efficacy in people coping with challenge of infertility treatment. The purpose of this study was to determine the psychometric properties of infertility self-efficacy scale( ISE) in  Iranian infertile women.
Materials and Methods: A total of 203 infertile Women who were referred to a private infertility clinic were selected by available sampling. They responded to ISE, Beck Depression inventory(BDI-2), Infertility stress questionnaire(FPI) and stress coping strategies questionnaire(CISS). For assessment the reliability by internal consistency was calculated cronbach’s alpha .As, for convergent validity was used Stress Coping Strategies questionnaire and to investigate  the divergent validity  were used Infertility stress questionnaire and Beck Depression Inventory. For assessment construct validity of the ISE was used exploratory factor analysis principal component.
Results: The Cronbach’s coefficient for the scale was 0/90. Results of exploratory factor analysis supported one component for the ISE, which was similar to that of the original scale. Convergent validity of the ISE with Stress coping strategies questionnaire was calculated and statistically significant correlation was obtained. The divergent validity of the ISE revealed significant negative correlation between ISE and Beck depression Inventory and Infertility stress questionnaire.
Conclusion: The results showed that the ISE is a reliable and valid measure to assess self-efficacy among a sample of Iranian Women who underwent infertility treatment. The ISE can be used as a useful self-assessment tool for clinical researches and psychological counseling.
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Received: 2017/10/29 | Accepted: 2018/02/24 | Published: 2018/07/14

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