모-태아상호작용신념 도구 개발
Development of the Maternal-Fetal Interaction Belief Scale
- Issue Date
- J Korean Acad Child Health Nurs, 13(3), 265-272
- Purpose: The purpose of this study was to develop a Maternal-Fetal Interaction Belief Scale (MFIBS). Method: The research design was a methodological study. The items generated for this scale were drawn from a comprehensive literature review. Content validity was established for the MFIBS. The 26-item scale was developed to measure the construct of the MFIBS during pregnancy and tested on 186 pregnant women. Results: The final tool consist of 20 items which were sorted into 6 factors by factor analysis. The factors were identified as influence of pregnancy (5 items), ability of fetus (3 items), maternal-fetal interaction behavior (3 items), practice of taegyo (3 items), ability of infant (3 items), and taemong (3 items). The six factors explained 62.37% of the total variance in the MFIBS. The Cronbach's alpha coefficient for internal consistency was .81 and the reliability of the subscales ranged from .60-.85 Guttman split-half coefficient was .66. Conclusions: This scale proves to be a effective, useful tool and suitable in Korean women for measuring the Maternal-Fetal Interaction Belief. Future studies are required for further refinement of the scale.