Reproductive Coercion Scale - Kenya

The Reproductive Coercion Scale - Kenya is an 11-tem measure and an adaptation of the measure previously validated it in the United States found here. This measure includes two context-specific items in addition to retaining the original 9 items. This measure assesses experiences of male partner inference with family planning methods, contraceptive sabotage and pregnancy pressure from other family members.


High Psychometric Score

ITEMS:

1. Told you not to use any birth control (like the pill, shot, coil, etc.)
2. Said he would leave you if you didn't get pregnant
3. Told you he would have a baby with someone else if you didn't get pregnant
4. Taken your birth control (like pills) away from you or kept you from going to the clinic to get birth control
5. Hurt you physically because you did not agree to get pregnant
6. Made you have sex without a condom so you would get pregnant
7. Taken off the condom while you were having sex, so you would get pregnant
8. Put holes in the condom so you would get pregnant
9. Broken the condom on purpose while you were having sex so you would get pregnant
10. Forced you to remove your IUD/coil or implant
11. Forced you to use birth control when you did not want to

Response Options:
Yes - 1
No - 0

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

Kenya

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female

AGE RANGE:
Adults

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Scoring Procedures:

The total scale and sub-scale scores can be calculated in two ways: 1) as a binary summary score based on any experience of at least one of the items or 2) a continuous score across any experience (range from 0-9). The second scoring option is recommended in a high-prevalence context, but both methods can be explored.

PRIMARY CITATION:

Wood, S. N., Kennedy, S. R., Akumu, I., Tallam, C., Asira, B., Hameeduddin, Z., McGready, J., Zimmerman, L. A., Kennedy, C. E., Glass, N., & Decker, M. (2020). Reproductive coercion among intimate partner violence survivors in Nairobi. Studies in Family Planning, 51(4), 343-360. https://doi.org/10.1111/sifp.12141

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

HIGH
Total Score: 6.00/8 Points (HIGH) 

Citation Frequency

LOW

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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