Enhancing gynaecological care: the obstetrics and gynaecological distress measurement scale

Authors

  • Aditi U. Kulkarni Dr. Khanade Hospital, Pune Maharashtra, India
  • Tanvi D. Kothiwale Dr. Khanade Hospital, Pune Maharashtra, India
  • Elisa T. Moras Dr. Khanade Hospital, Pune Maharashtra, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2320-1770.ijrcog20231933

Keywords:

Distress, Gynaecology, Mental health, Obstetrics, Physical health, Psychiatry, Psychology, Stress

Abstract

Background: Gynaecological patients are evaluated using a few scales that are not population-targeted, so a targeted tool was required, particularly for the Indian population where these problems are prevalent.

Methods: A short interview was done after a top-down survey. Then, from the results of the pilot study, some items were retained after the deletion of others.

Results: Using Cronbach's alpha, a reliability coefficient of 0.907 was obtained. With a value of 0.867, the split-half coefficient demonstrated a good degree of internal consistency. Convergent validity was 0.62.

Conclusions: The OGDMS is a useful tool for detecting possible psychological distress in pregnant women. OGDMS is a standardised instrument which can be used by psychologists, physicians, and patients to pinpoint probable mental health-related problem areas.

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2023-06-28

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