Fertility Treatment Beliefs

Fertility Treatment Beliefs is a 6-item measure of positive and negative beliefs regarding fertility treatment among adults actively trying to conceive a pregnancy.


Multi-Country

ITEMS:

1. Fertility treatment is very safe.
2. Most people who start fertility treatment eventually get pregnant.
3. Fertility treatment is a scary experience.
4. Fertility treatment may have short-term physical effects (e.g. headaches, nausea).
5. Fertility treatment may cause long-term physical effects (e.g. cancer).
6. Fertility treatment can cause emotional problems.

Response Options:
5-point Likert scale
Strongly disagree - 1
Strongly agree - 5

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

Australia
Brazil
Canada
China
Denmark
France
Germany
India
Italy
Japan
Mexico
New Zealand
Portugal
Russia
Spain
Turkey
United Kingdom
United States of America

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adults

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Scoring Procedures:

Responses are summed to create a positive (2 items) and negative treatment belief score (4 items) with higher scores indicating more agreement with positive or negative treatment beliefs.

PRIMARY CITATION:

Bunting, L., Tsibulsky, I., & Boivin, J. (2013). Fertility knowledge and beliefs about fertility treatment: findings from the International Fertility Decision-making Study. Human Reproduction, 28(2), 385-397. https://doi.org/10.1093/humrep/des402

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: 4.50/8 Points (MEDIUM) 

Citation Frequency

HIGH

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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