Psychometric Testing of the Perimenopausal Depression Scale-Turkish Version


Tosun H. , Gül Bal N., Kulkarni J.

The Pacific Rim International Journal of Nursing Research (PRIJNR), vol.26, no.1, pp.11-24, 2022 (Journal Indexed in ESCI)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Title of Journal : The Pacific Rim International Journal of Nursing Research (PRIJNR)
  • Page Numbers: pp.11-24

Abstract

Psychometric Testing of the
Perimenopausal Depression Scale
-
Turkish
Version
Hülya Tosun,* Nilay
Gül Bal
,
Jayasri Kulkarnii
Abstract:
Perimenopausal hormonal fluctuations cause vasomotor, somatic, metabolic,
cognitive, and menstrual cycle changes that may lead to depression
.
This study adapted
and translated the Perimenopausal Depression Scale from English into Turkish and verified
the validity and reliability of its psychometric properties in perimenopausal women not
receiving hormone replacement therapy
.
This
study was conducted between September
and November
2020
, and included
169
women aged between
40
and
53
years with
perimenopausal symptoms, who visited a state menopausal polyclinic
.
The Perimenopausal
Depression Scale
-
Turkish Version, Kupperman Index, Menopause Rating Scale, and demographic
questionnaire were
administered to the patients
.
Confirmatory factor analysis, Cronbach
s
alpha coefficient, and correlation coefficient were calculated
.
The overall scale and all five
subscales of the PeriPsychometric Testing of the
Perimenopausal Depression Scale
-
Turkish
Version
Hülya Tosun,* Nilay
Gül Bal
,
Jayasri Kulkarnii
Abstract:
Perimenopausal hormonal fluctuations cause vasomotor, somatic, metabolic,
cognitive, and menstrual cycle changes that may lead to depression
.
This study adapted
and translated the Perimenopausal Depression Scale from English into Turkish and verified
the validity and reliability of its psychometric properties in perimenopausal women not
receiving hormone replacement therapy
.
This
study was conducted between September
and November
2020
, and included
169
women aged between
40
and
53
years with
perimenopausal symptoms, who visited a state menopausal polyclinic
.
The Perimenopausal
Depression Scale
-
Turkish Version, Kupperman Index, Menopause Rating Scale, and demographic
questionnaire were
administered to the patients
.
Confirmatory factor analysis, Cronbach
s
alpha coefficient, and correlation coefficient were calculated
.
The overall scale and all five
subscales of the Perimenopausal Depression Scale
-
Turkish Version had acceptable internal
consistency scores, good construct and criterion validity, and a high intraclass correlation
.
Therefore, this translated scale and its subscales are suitable for Turkish women
.
Further
verification is recommended for women receiving hormone replacement therapy
.
Mental
health nurses and midwives could use the Perimenopausal Depression Scale
-
Turkish
Version to distinguish depressive symptoms from perimenopausal depression in women visiting
outpatient clinics or menopause polyclinics, or in the community mental health context
.menopausal Depression Scale
-
Turkish Version had acceptable internal
consistency scores, good construct and criterion validity, and a high intraclass correlation
.
Therefore, this translated scale and its subscales are suitable for Turkish women
.
Further
verification is recommended for women receiving hormone replacement therapy
.
Mental
health nurses and midwives could use the Perimenopausal Depression Scale
-
Turkish
Version to distinguish depressive symptoms from perimenopausal depression in women visiting
outpatient clinics or menopause polyclinics, or in the community mental health context
.