|Designing and Validating Infertility Data Recording Tools in Iran|
|Laya Farzadi1, Alieh Ghasemzadeh1, Homayoun Sadeghi-Bazargani2, Simin Taghavi1, Mohammad Nouri1, Kobra Hamdi1, Nazli Navali1, Maryam Vaez1, Masumeh Dopour1, Leili Abedi Gheshlaghi3, Aydin Tabrizi4, Sepideh Tehrani-Ghadim1|
|1Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women’s Reproductive Health Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
2Health Services Management, Iranian Center of Excellence in Health Management, Health Services Management Department, School of Management and Medical Informatics, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
3Student of Epidemiology, Department of Statistics and Epidemiology, Faculty of Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
4Pediatric Neurology Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
IJWHR 2022; 10: 103-110
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Keywords : Infertility, Registry system, Questionnaire, Validity and reliability, Infertile couples, Tabriz, Iran
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Objectives: Considering that the prevalence of infertility in Iran is higher than the world average and there is no system for recording these individuals’ data, this study aimed at designing and validating infertility data recording tools in Iran.
Materials and Methods: This questionnaire study was conducted in Tabriz in 2019. Five areas were prepared for the questionnaire (i.e., in vitro fertilization or intracytoplasmic sperm injection, intrauterine insemination, ovulation induction) and treatment outcomes) and used after reviewing the studies. The Delphi quantitative technique was applied to standardize and validate the questionnaire through evaluating five infertility specialists. The content validity index (CVI), content validity ratio (CVR), and coefficient of agreement (Cohen’s kappa coefficient) were employed to assess content validity through a quantitative approach. Finally, the reliability of the questionnaire was evaluated using the Kuder-Richardson formula through the evaluation of 50 infertile couples visiting AL-Zahra specialized and super-specialized hospital in Tabriz.
Results: The CVI and CVR of all items were calculated and obtained greater than 0.8 except for items 8, 17, and 18 and thus were identified as appropriate items in the questionnaire. Kappa coefficients (k) were also calculated and found to be greater than 0.8 for all items except for the three above-mentioned items. The items with lower than an acceptable CVI, CVR, and k were modified, and the k of the total items was obtained as 0.95. Eventually, the reliability of the questionnaire and its domains were assessed, and the reliability coefficient of the questionnaire was higher than 0.64, which was acceptable.
Conclusions: A questionnaire was designed to evaluate the history and clinical problems of infertile couples with 5 domains and 61 items to record their information (desirable validity and reliability) in their clinical records.
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