Título Validation of the generalized anxiety disorder screener (GAD-7) in Cypriot pregnant and postpartum women
Autores Vogazianos P. , MOTRICO MARTINEZ, EMMA, DOMÍNGUEZ SALAS, SARA, Christoforou A. , Hadjigeorgiou E.
Publicación externa No
Medio BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Alcance Article
Naturaleza Científica
Cuartil JCR 2
Cuartil SJR 1
Impacto JCR 3.1
Impacto SJR 1.034
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Fecha de publicacion 15/11/2022
ISI 000884276000001
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-85141881858
DOI 10.1186/s12884-022-05127-7
Abstract Background: Anxiety is increasingly acknowledged as a common mental health issue during the perinatal period. Its prevalence as well as the associated adverse effects constitute screening imperative. This study evaluates the psychometric properties and underlying factor structures of a Greek version of GAD-7 among pregnant and postpartum women (up to 6 months) in Cyprus. Methods: This study was conducted from June to December 2020. A total of 457 Cypriot women in the perinatal period (222 pregnant and 235 postpartum) were surveyed. The assessment included anxiety (GAD-7) and depression (EPDS), and psychosocial factors related with anxiety. The internal consistency and factor structure of GAD-7 were evaluated using reliability coefficients, Cronbach’s Alpha and McDonald\'s Omega, and factor analysis, both Exploratory as well as Confirmatory. Results: GAD-7 demonstrated good internal consistency (a = 0.907; O = 0.909). Horn\'s parallel analysis indicated a single factor as the most appropriate. CFA using the standard ML method indicated a good model fit, ?2 = 21.207, p = 0.096; CFI = 0.999; SRMR = 0.027. More studies are needed to determinate the cut-off point and the maximisation of the scale’s sensitivity and specificity in pregnant and postpartum Greek Cypriot women. Conclusions: GAD-7 is a valid and reliable measure and healthcare professionals should utilize GAD-7 as a standard instrument for the screening of anxiety symptoms in pregnant and postpartum Greek Cypriot women. © 2022, The Author(s).
Palabras clave Anxiety; GAD-7; Perinatal anxiety; Postpartum; Pregnancy
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