Reliability and Validity of Bengali Language SF-36 and IIG-7 for Utilization in Postpartum Bangladeshi Women

Journal of Indian Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, February 2012; 6(1): 51-56

17 Pages Posted: 9 Jan 2012 Last revised: 9 May 2012

Lori Maria Walton

SUNY Upstate Medical University

Dawn Brown

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Muhammad Mizanur Rahman

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Reshma Parvin Nuri

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: January 9, 2012

Abstract

Objectives: To assess the test-retest reliability, internal consistency, concurrent, construct and convergent validity of the Bengali translated IIQ-7 and SF-36.

Study Design: Correlation design.

Background: There is currently no validity or reliability studies for the Bengali translated Incontinence Impact Questionnaire (IIQ-7) and Short Form-36 (SF-36) for use in Bangladeshi postpartum population.

Methods and Measures: Data comparisons of two groups between the ages of 18-54. Group 1 (n=20): subjects with previous history of childbirth and history of urinary incontinence; Group 2 (n=20): between ages of 18-54, no history of previous childbirth who completed the Bengali translated SF-36 and IIQ-7.

Results: Test-retest reliability (ICC=.94-1.0) and internal consistency of both IIQ-7 and SF-36 (Cronbach’s alpha=.94-.99) were good. Both tests demonstrated good convergent, construct, and concurrent validity.

Conclusion: The Bengali translated SF-36 and IIQ-7 demonstrated good test-retest reliability, internal consistency, construct, concurrent, and convergent validity for utilization in Bangladeshi postpartum population.

Keywords: postpartum, urinary incontinence, quality of life, SF-36, IIQ-7

JEL Classification: 130

Suggested Citation

Walton, Lori Maria and Brown, Dawn and Rahman, Muhammad Mizanur and Nuri, Reshma Parvin, Reliability and Validity of Bengali Language SF-36 and IIG-7 for Utilization in Postpartum Bangladeshi Women (January 9, 2012). Journal of Indian Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, February 2012; 6(1): 51-56 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1981842

Lori Maria Walton (Contact Author)

SUNY Upstate Medical University ( email )

Syracuse, NY 13210
United States
315-464-6890 (Phone)

Dawn Brown

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Muhammad Mizanur Rahman

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Reshma Parvin Nuri

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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