Reproductive Autonomy Scale-Ghana

The Reproductive Autonomy Scale Ghana was adapted from the Reproductive Autonomy Scale (RAS) developed by Upadhyay et al. (2014). The adapted version with 6-items includes two modified sub scales of decision-making and communication from the original measure.


ITEMS:

Communication
1. You, not your partner, has the most say about whether you would use a method to prevent pregnancy.
2. You, not your partner, has the most say about when you have a baby in your life.
3. If you became pregnant but it was unplanned, you, not your partner, would have the most say about whether you would raise the child, seek adoptive parents, or have an abortion.

Decision making
4. My partner would support me if I wanted to use a method to prevent pregnancy.
5. If I didn’t want to have sex, I could tell my partner.
6. If I really did not want to become pregnant, I could get my partner to agree with me.

Response Options:
Strongly disagree - 1
Disagree - 2
Agree - 3
Strongly agree - 4

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

Ghana

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents
Adults

Scoring Procedures:

The items scores are summed to create a composite score for each sub scale.

PRIMARY CITATION:

Loll, D., Fleming, P. J., Stephenson, R., King, E. J., Morhe, E., Manu, A., & Hall, K. S. (2021). Factors associated with reproductive autonomy in Ghana. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 23(3), 349-366. https://doi.org/10.1080/13691058.2019.1710567

Psychometric Score:

FORMATIVE RESEARCH

 Qualitative Research

 Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework

 Field Expert Input

 Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing

RELIABILITY

 Internal

 Test-retest

 Interrater

VALIDITY

 Content

 Face

 Criterion (gold-standard)

 Construct

Psychometric Scoring

MEDIUM
Total Score: 4.00/8 Points (MEDIUM) 

Citation Frequency

LOW

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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