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The adaptation of Polish version of the Readiness for Hospital Discharge Scale (RHDS) for postpartum mothers

Malgorzata Nagorska, Dorota Darmochwal-Kolarz
DOI: 10.5603/GP.2019.0065
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Pubmed: 31392706
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Ginekol Pol 2019;90(7):376-380.

open access

Vol 90, No 7 (2019)
ORIGINAL PAPERS Obstetrics
Published online: 2019-07-26

Abstract

Objectives: The Readiness for Hospital Discharge Scale (RHDS) for postpartum women was developed and validated in the US in 2006. The aim of the research was to analyse the psychometric properties of the Polish version of the Readiness for Hospital Discharge Scale (RHDS) for subjective assessment of the bio-psycho-physical status of women after childbirth.

Material and methods: After the preparation of the Polish-language version of the questionnaire, the study was conducted among 168 postpartum women on the day they were discharged from the hospital. For the analysis of the reliability of the questionnaire, the Cronbach Alpha test was used, where the index of values above 0.7 was assumed to mean the correct reliability of the scale.

Results: Statistical analysis using the Alpha Cronbach test for the questions presented amounted to: 0.835, which indicates that the results are correctly aligned with one another.

Conclusions: The conducted analysis confirms that the Polish-language questionnaire in its current form has high reliability for the assessment of readiness to discharge in postpartum women and may be used in Polish conditions.

Abstract

Objectives: The Readiness for Hospital Discharge Scale (RHDS) for postpartum women was developed and validated in the US in 2006. The aim of the research was to analyse the psychometric properties of the Polish version of the Readiness for Hospital Discharge Scale (RHDS) for subjective assessment of the bio-psycho-physical status of women after childbirth.

Material and methods: After the preparation of the Polish-language version of the questionnaire, the study was conducted among 168 postpartum women on the day they were discharged from the hospital. For the analysis of the reliability of the questionnaire, the Cronbach Alpha test was used, where the index of values above 0.7 was assumed to mean the correct reliability of the scale.

Results: Statistical analysis using the Alpha Cronbach test for the questions presented amounted to: 0.835, which indicates that the results are correctly aligned with one another.

Conclusions: The conducted analysis confirms that the Polish-language questionnaire in its current form has high reliability for the assessment of readiness to discharge in postpartum women and may be used in Polish conditions.

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Keywords

perinatal care; postpartum mothers; newborn; discharge

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Title

The adaptation of Polish version of the Readiness for Hospital Discharge Scale (RHDS) for postpartum mothers

Journal

Ginekologia Polska

Issue

Vol 90, No 7 (2019)

Pages

376-380

Published online

2019-07-26

DOI

10.5603/GP.2019.0065

Pubmed

31392706

Bibliographic record

Ginekol Pol 2019;90(7):376-380.

Keywords

perinatal care
postpartum mothers
newborn
discharge

Authors

Malgorzata Nagorska
Dorota Darmochwal-Kolarz

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