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Psychometric properties of the reeda

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  • Pamela D. Hill RN, PhD

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      The University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Nursing, Quad-Cities Program, Suite 135, 639 38th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201.
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    • Pamela D. Hill, RN, PhD, is currently an assistant professor at. The University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Nursing, Quad-Cities Program, Rock Island, IL. She received a masters degree in maternal-Child nursing from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL. Her research interests are in the areas of breastfeeding and the management of postepisiotomy pain, using cryotherapy. She is a member of NAACOG, ANA, MNRS, Sigma Theta Tau, and NANDA.


The University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Nursing, Quad-Cities Program, Suite 135, 639 38th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201.

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to evaluate interrater reliability and construct validity of the REEDA, an instrument designed to measure the healing process of the perineum following an episiotomy and/or laceration during childbirth. The instrument was tested in a single postpartum hospital setting. A total of 94 subjects participated in the study. Eighty-six experienced an episiotomy/laceration, while eight subjects had an intact perineum. Results indicate there are serious limitations with the REEDA tool when used for either clinical or research purposes.

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