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dc.contributor.authorMorof, D-
dc.contributor.authorSteinauer, J-
dc.contributor.authorHaider, S-
dc.contributor.authorLiu, S-
dc.contributor.authorDarney, P-
dc.contributor.authorBarrett, G-
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-30T10:23:34Z-
dc.date.available2012-04-30T10:23:34Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.citationPLoS ONE, 7(4): e35381, 19 Apr 2012en_US
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203-
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3334919/?tool=pmcentrezen
dc.identifier.urihttp://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/6411-
dc.descriptionCopyright @ 2012 Morof et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.en_US
dc.description.abstractObjective: To evaluate the reliability and validity of the London Measure of Unplanned Pregnancy (a U.K.-developed measure of pregnancy intention), in English and Spanish translation, in a U.S. population of women. Methods: A psychometric evaluation study of the London Measure of Unplanned Pregnancy (LMUP), a six-item, self-completion paper measure was conducted with 346 women aged 15–45 who presented to San Francisco General Hospital for termination of pregnancy or antenatal care. Analyses of the two language versions were carried out separately. Reliability (internal consistency) was assessed using Cronbach’s alpha and item-total correlations. Test-retest reliability (stability) was assessed using weighted Kappa. Construct validity was assessed using principal components analysis and hypothesis testing. Results: Psychometric testing demonstrated that the LMUP was reliable and valid in both U.S. English (alpha = 0.78, all item-total correlations .0.20, weighted Kappa = 0.72, unidimensionality confirmed, hypotheses met) and Spanish translation (alpha = 0.84, all item-total correlations .0.20, weighted Kappa = 0.77, unidimensionality confirmed, hypotheses met). Conclusion: The LMUP was reliable and valid in U.S. English and Spanish translation and therefore may now be used with U.S. women.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThe study was funded by an anonymous donation.en_US
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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherPubMed Centralen_US
dc.subjectThe London Measure of Unplanned Pregnancy (LMUP)en_US
dc.subjectUnintended pregnancyen_US
dc.subjectChildbearing plansen_US
dc.subjectPregnancy prevention methodsen_US
dc.subjectAbortionen_US
dc.subjectContraceptionen_US
dc.titleEvaluation of the London Measure of Unplanned Pregnancy in a United States population of womenen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0035381-
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