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Title: Measuring pregnancy planning: An assessment of the London Measure of Unplanned Pregnancy among urban, south Indian women
Authors: Rocca, CH
Krishnan, S
Barrett, G
Wilson, M
Keywords: Fertility intentions;India;Item response modelling;Item response theory;Measurement;Pregnancy intention status;Pregnancy intentions;Pregnancy planning
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
Citation: Rocca, CH et al. (2010). Measuring pregnancy planning: An assessment of the London Measure of Unplanned Pregnancy among urban, south Indian women. Demographic Research, 23, Article 11, 293 - 333.
Abstract: We evaluated the psychometric properties of the London Measure of Unplanned Pregnancy among Indian women using classical methods and Item Response Modeling. The scale exhibited good internal consistency and internal structure, with overall scores correlating well with each item’s response categories. Items performed similarly for pregnant and non-pregnant women, and scores decreased with increasing parity, providing evidence for validity. Analyses detected small disadvantages, including low endorsement of middle response categories and some evidence of differential item functioning by parity. We conclude that the LMUP is suitable for use in India and recommend steps for improving scale performance for this cultural context.
Description: Copyright © 2010 Corinne H. Rocca et al. This open-access work is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial License 2.0 Germany, which permits use, reproduction & distribution in any medium for non-commercial purposes, provided the original author(s) and source are given credit. See http:// creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/de/.
URI: http://www.demographic-research.org/volumes/vol23/11/
http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/8154
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4054/DemRes.2010.23.11
ISSN: 1435-9871
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