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1876 A Study about Validity and Confidince of what Being the Parent of a Baby is Like Scale
  1. D Yildiz1,2,
  2. Y Sanisoğlu2
  1. 1Gulhane Military Medical Academy
  2. 2Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey


Objective This study is planned for quantification of validity and confidince of “What Being the Parent of a Baby is Like (WPL)” scale in Turkish women who have the first baby.

Material-Methods Study is composed by the 81 mothers who have the first baby. The scale, was created by Karen Pridham, administrated to the mothers at the end of 1st week, 1st month and 3rd month. A questionnarie of sociodemographic aspects of mothers and “What Being the Parent of a Baby is Like’’ scale were used for the collection of the datas.

Results Cronbach alfa coeeficients which were collected from the graphic rating scales are ranged between 10.13 and 82.07. All the subdimensions except the “Centrality’’ are appreciated that they have validity and confidince.

Conclusion The scale can be used for evaluation of a mother’s, that has a new baby after laboring, quality at the same time it can be used as a guide for compliance for motherhood and entire dealing in Turkey.

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