ARCHIVES OF GYNECOLOGY AND OBSTETRICS, vol.304, no.1, pp.101-107, 2021 (SCI-Expanded)
Purpose The purpose of this study was to adapt the Pregnancy Sexual Response Inventory (PSRI) into Turkish and to determine the psychometric properties for pregnant women. Methods A total of 139 pregnant women were included in the study. The psychometric features of the questionnaire were analyzed in terms of internal consistency, test-retest reliability, content and criterion validity. The Turkish version of the PSRI and the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) was completed by the pregnant women. Criterion validity was tested by measuring the correlations between the total and subscale scores of the PSRI and the FSFI. Results The test-retest reliability of the Turkish PSRI was found to be moderate to very strong (ICC = 0.57-0.96, p < 0.001). The internal consistency [Cronbach's alpha (alpha) coefficient] was found to be 0.65-0.70 before pregnancy and 0.73-0.80 during pregnancy. The criterion validity of the PSRI was supported by moderate to strong correlations between the subscales of the FSFI (desire, arousal, orgasm, satisfaction, pain) and the subscales of the PSRI-during pregnancy (r = 0.59, r = 0.45, r = 0.64, r = 0.53, r = 0.41, p < 0.001, respectively). The total score of the PSRI was significantly correlated with the total score of the FSFI (r = 0.71, p < 0.001). Conclusion The results of this study showed that the Turkish version of the PSRI has valid and reliable properties for assessing sexuality and sexual response during pregnancy.