Validation of the Arabic version of the Cohen perceived stress scale (PSS-10) among pregnant and postpartum women

Chaaya, Monique; Osman, Hibah; Naassan, Georges; Mahfoud, Ziyad
January 2010
BMC Psychiatry;2010, Vol. 10, p111
Academic Journal
Background: This study was conducted to evaluate the validity of the Arabic translation of the Cohen Perceived Stress Scale (PSS-10) in pregnant and postpartum women. Methods: A sample of 268 women participated. These included 113 women in their third trimester of pregnancy, 97 in the postpartum period and 58 healthy female university students. GHQ-12 and EPDS were also administered to the participants. Internal consistency reliability, assessed using Cronbach's α, was 0.74. Results: PSS-10 significantly correlated with both EPDS and GHQ12 (ρ = 0.58 and ρ = 0.48 respectively), and significantly increased with higher scores on stressful life events. PSS-10 scores were higher among university students who also recorded higher stressful life events scores. Conclusion: The Arabic translated version of the PSS-10 showed reasonably adequate psychometric properties.


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