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Table 6 Descriptive statistics for WDEQ-Revised subscales and correlations with other measures

From: Assessment of the dimensionality of the Wijma delivery expectancy/experience questionnaire using factor analysis and Rasch analysis

  WDEQ-Revised subscale
  Negative emotions Lack of positive emotions Social isolation Moment of birth
N = 1404 N = 1406 N = 1405 N = 1405
Number of items 5 items 5 items 4 items 3 items
25th percentilea 1.2 1.20 0 0
50th percentilea (median) 1.80 1.80 0.0 .67
75th percentilea 2.4 2.4 1.0 1.3
Rangeb 0–5 0–5 0–4 0–5
n (%) of cases exceeding the cutpoint of 2.5 302 (21.5%) 417 (24.6%) 54 (3.8%) 122 (8.7%)
Cronbach Alpha .87 .82 .86 .86
Intercorrelations among WDEQ subscalescd     
Negative emotions -    
Lack of Positive emotions .66 -   
Social isolation .39 .45 -  
Moment of birth .29 .49 .34 -
Correlations with other measuresd     
FOBS-The Fear of Birth ScaleTM .65 .58 .31 .29
EPDS-Total .38 .37 .33 .23
EPDS-3A .34 .33 .27 .20
  1. aNote. Scores on each WDEQ-Revised subscale are calculated by adding the score for each item (0 to 5) and dividing by the number of items in the subscale. This allows comparison across subscales with different number of items
  2. bPossible score range 0 to 5
  3. cAll WDEQ subscale intercorrelations are significant at p < .001
  4. dSpearman correlation coefficient