Polish Adaption of Pregnancy-Related Anxiety Questionnaire – Revised 2 (PRAQ-R2)
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Zakład Psychoterapii i Chorób Psychosomatycznych, Katedra Psychiatrii, Uniwersytet Medyczny im. Piastów Śląskich we Wrocławiu
Zakład Perinatologii w II Katedrze i Klinice Ginekologii i Położnictwa, Uniwersytet Medyczny im. Piastów Śląskich we Wrocławiu
Submission date: 2022-06-11
Final revision date: 2022-10-06
Acceptance date: 2022-11-07
Online publication date: 2023-03-09
Publication date: 2023-03-09
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Agata Mikolajkow   

Department and Clinic of Psychiatry, Wroclaw Medical University
To create a Polish adaption of the Pregnancy-Related Anxiety Questionnaire – Revised 2 (PRAQ-R2), which is widely used abroad.

PRAQ-R2 was translated into Polish by independent bilingual speakers. Fortyeight pregnant women completed our survey containing the Polish version of PRAQ-R2, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale – Modified (HADS-M), and a short sociodemographic questionnaire. After a week, they were asked to complete the PRAQ-R2 questionnaire again. Parametric statistics were used to assess psychometric properties.

Our study has shown a good test-retest correlation of 0.70. Participants completed the survey twice (in t1 and after one week – in t2). Cronbach’s alpha was calculated as 0.847 at t1 and 0.895 at t2. There was a moderate correlation between PRAQ-R2 at both time points and the HADS-M scale and its subscales.

Our Polish adaption of PRAQ-R2 has shown good validity and reliability. It has good internal consistency. Moderate correlation with HADS-M proves that pregnancyrelated anxiety (PrA) is a distinctive disorder from generalized anxiety disorder and depressive disorder. Given the great frequency and the burden of PrA, we believe that PRAQ-R2 should be routinely used among physicians working with pregnant patients.

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