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Translation validation and adaptation to the italian cultural context of the pregnancy sexual response inventory

ABSTRACT
The aim of this study was to translate, validate and adapt to the Italian context the Pregnancy Sexual Response Inventory, an instrument for assessing the sexual health of pregnant women. The process was based on WHO guidelines that involved four different phases, Forward translation, Expert panel Back-translation, Pre-testing and cognitive interviewing, Final version. For the pilot study, a sample of 37 women was recruited between October and November 2020 at the Policlinico Universitario “A. Gemelli” in Rome. A Likert scale was used to qualitatively represent women’s sexual health. The Student’s t-test and Cronbach’s α were calculated. Good statistical significance was obtained for each item (p < 0.05). Cronbach’s α (0.78) showed excellent internal consistency and reliability of the instrument. The Italian PSRI represents a useful tool for the detection of sexual health problems in pregnant women.

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