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Cross-cultural adaptation of the Cardiff Fertility Knowledge Scale and the Fertility Status Awareness Tool for the French-Canadian population

Blanchet, Claudine, Babineau, Veronique, Boivin, Jacky and Ruchat, Stephanie-May 2019. Cross-cultural adaptation of the Cardiff Fertility Knowledge Scale and the Fertility Status Awareness Tool for the French-Canadian population. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada 41 (2) , pp. 204-209. 10.1016/j.jogc.2018.04.002
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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The Cardiff Fertility Knowledge Scale (CFKS) and the Fertility Status Awareness Tool (FertiSTAT) are validated tools allowing the evaluation of fertility knowledge and raising awareness about risk indicators for reduced fertility. Their use by health care professionals practicing in the field of reproductive health might optimize fertility of the Canadian population. However, there currently is no version of these questionnaires for the French-Canadian population. The objective of this study was to translate and culturally adapt the CFKS and FertiSTAT to the French-Canadian population. METHODS: The translation and adaptation of the questionnaires was completed following a 4- stage approach: 1) forward translation, 2) synthesis, 3) expert committee review, and 4) testing of the prefinal version of the questionnaires. The testing stage was conducted with a sample of 30 women and 10 men. RESULTS: During the translation process, linguistic difficulties were met for some items of both questionnaires but were resolved by consensus of the expert committee. Thirty women and 10 men tested the prefinal version of the CFKS-F and FertiSTAT-F. On a 5-point Likert scale, the global comprehension was 4.8±0.5 and 4.6±0.6, respectively. Based on the comments of the participants, the expert committee made minor modifications in the final version of the questionnaires to clarify the formulation of questions and adapt to one medical term. CONCLUSION: Tools to assess fertility knowledge and the presence of risk indicators for reduced fertility are now available for health care professionals practicing in the field of reproductive health.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Publisher: Elsevier
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 16 April 2018
Date of Acceptance: 3 April 2018
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2019 02:19
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/110723

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