Objectives: This study aimed to make a criterion-related adaptation of the Turkish version of the Mother to Infant Bonding Scale (MIBS), used for measuring the bonding between the Mother to Infant, into Turkish and testing its validity and reliability for mothers and fathers and explain the differences between a Mother to Father.
Method: This is a methodological, descriptive and cross-sectional (1 November, 2007-28 February, 2008) study. The sample of the study consisted of women who delivered vaginally (n=296) in a state hospital and their spouses (n=215). The data of the study were collected using information form, MIBS, and Edinburg Postpartum Depression Scale (EPDS). In the first stage of the study, 296 mothers complying with the criteria and 215 of the husbands who were allowed to enter into the hospital were interviewed. In the second stage of the study, only 202 mother and142 fathers were interviewed. Linguistic equivalence of the questionnaire was established. In order to test content validity, expert opinions were taken. Reliability was tested using item-total correlations and internal consistency analysis. Principal components analysis was conducted in order to evaluate construct validity. The data were analyzed doing exploratory factor analysis, criterion-related validity and test retest studies.
Results: The internal consistency of the scale was determined as Kendalls coefficient of concordance = W=0,277, p
Bonding, Mother-to-infant Bonding, Father-to-infant Bonding, Edinburg Postnatal Depression Scale