The Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy Scale-Short Form (BSES-SF): a validation study in Iranian mothers.

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From: BMC Research Notes(Vol. 12, Issue 1)
Publisher: BioMed Central Ltd.
Document Type: Report
Length: 2,827 words
Lexile Measure: 1280L

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Objective The Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy Scale-Short Form (BSES-SF) is a widely used instrument that measures breastfeeding self-efficacy. This study aimed to examine the reliability and validity of the Persian version of BSES-SF in Iranian mothers. Results The English version of BSES-SF was translated into Persian using the standard forward-backward translation procedure. No changes (i.e., neither delete nor rephrase the items) were made to the BSES-SF items. The mean BSES-SF total score was 50.80 [+ or -] 8.91. The Cronbach's alpha coefficient for internal consistency for the BSES-SF was 0.910. The confirmatory factor analysis results provided evidence for unidimensionality of the scale ([chl].sup.2/df = 4.42; CFI = 0.96; NFI = 0.95; IFI = 0.96; RMSEA = 0.095 and SRMR = 0.054). The divergent validity of the BSES-SF was proved via a significant negative correlation with scores of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (r = - 0.273, P Trial registration number This was a cross-sectional study (not clinical trial). Keywords: Breastfeeding, Self-efficacy, Reliability, Validity, Iran

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