Psychometric Testing of the French Language Quality of Prenatal Care Questionnaire Academic Article uri icon

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  • Background and Purpose: To assess the psychometrics of the French language Quality of Prenatal Care Questionnaire (QPCQ). Methods: Data from 302 women were used in a confirmatory factor analysis and in assessment of construct validity through hypothesis testing and internal consistency reliability using Cronbach’s alpha. Results: The 6 factors (subscales) were verified and confirmed. Hypothesis testing further supported construct validity. The overall QPCQ had acceptable internal consistency reliability (Cronbach’s alpha = .97) as did 5 subscales (Cronbach’s alpha = .70–.92); the Sufficient Time subscale had poorer reliability (Cronbach’s alpha = .61). Conclusions: The French language QPCQ is a valid and reliable self-report measure of prenatal care quality. It can be used in research and in quality improvement work to strengthen prenatal care services.


  • Sword, Wendy
  • Heaman, Maureen
  • Peterson, Wendy E
  • Salvador, Ann
  • Akhtar-Danesh, Noori
  • Bradford-Janke, Amanda

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  • 2015