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A validation study of the SCREENIVF: an instrument to screen women or men on risk for emotional maladjustment before the start of a fertility treatment

Ockhuijsen, Henrietta, van Smeden, Maarten, van den Hoogen, Agnes and Boivin, Jacky 2017. A validation study of the SCREENIVF: an instrument to screen women or men on risk for emotional maladjustment before the start of a fertility treatment. Fertility and Sterility 107 (6) , 1370-1379.e5. 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2017.04.008

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Abstract

Objective: To examine construct and criterion validity of the Dutch SCREENIVF among women and men undergoing a fertility treatment. 2 Design: A prospective longitudinal study nested in a Randomized Controlled Trial. Setting: University hospital in the Netherlands. Patients: Couples, 468 women and 383 men, undergoing an IVF/ICSI treatment in a fertility clinic completed the SCREENIVF. Main Outcome Measure(s): Construct and criteria validity of the SCREENIVF. Results: The comparative fit index and root mean square error of approximation for women and men show a good fit of the factor model. Across time, the sensitivity for Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale subscale in women ranged from 61%-98%, specificity 53%-65%, positive predictive value 13%-56%, negative predictive value 70%-99%. The sensitivity scores for men ranged from 38%-100%, specificity 71%-75%, positive predictive value 9%-27%, negative predictive value 92%-100%. A prediction model revealed that for women 68.7 % of the variance in the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale on time 1 and 42.5% at time 2 and 38.9% was explained by the predictors, the sum score scales of the SCREENIVF. For men, 58.1% of the variance in the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale on time 1 and 46.5% at time 2 and 37.3% at time 3 was explained by the predictors, sum score scales of the SCREENIVF. Conclusion: The SCREENIVF has good construct validity but the concurrent validity is better than the predictive validity. SCREENIVF will be most effectively used in fertility clinics at the start of treatment and should not be used as a predictive tool.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Uncontrolled Keywords: screening, validation studies, infertility, psychology, assisted reproductive techniques
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 1556-5653
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 25 April 2017
Date of Acceptance: 13 April 2017
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2019 05:23
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/100084

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