Development of the Delivery Fear Scale.

@article{Wijma2002DevelopmentOT,
  title={Development of the Delivery Fear Scale.},
  author={Klaas Wijma and Siw Alehagen and Barbro Wijma},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic obstetrics and gynaecology},
  year={2002},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={
          97-107
        }
}
This article reviews the development of the Delivery Fear Scale (DFS) to measure fear during labor and delivery. In an initial study, 92 women in labor answered a list of 60 items, expressing fear-related appraisals and their contrasts that were characteristic of women in labor. The items were then selected by means of an item-total analysis. In a second study, the final list of ten items was tested psychometrically, and a semi-structured interview was performed on 45 women in labor, to explore… CONTINUE READING
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