Purpose: This study aimed to develop a scale that measures body image concerns during pregnancy.
Design and methods: The study administered draft of the scale for validity and reliability analysis to 320 pregnant women who visited the maternity polyclinic of a public hospital in eastern Turkey between February and May 2016.
Findings: The Cronbach's alpha reliability coefficient of the entire scale was 0.88. Factor analysis determined that the 23 items that explained 58.578% of total variance were in four of the factors.
Practice implications: The scale for body image concerns during pregnancy was a valid and reliable scale.
Keywords: body image; pregnancy; reliability; validity.
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