Since there was not a valid and pervasive questionnaire regarding attitude toward oocyte donation, this study aimed to design and develop a tool to measure attitude toward donated oocyte.
Materials and methods
In this methodological research, qualitative research was done on 15 infertile. Also, literature review and search in various data bases were carried out. Validity of this questionnaire was conducted by knowledgeable experts, who determined indexes such as relevancy, clarity, and comprehensiveness. Reliability of the questionnaire was assessed based on the opinion of experts and infertile couples referred to a infertility clinic.
The questionnaire was designed in 52 statements in various issues such as oocyte donation process, donor and recipient characteristics, and family, emotional, psychological, legal, religious, and socio – economic dimensions as five scoring points (1 – strongly disagree, 2 – disagree, 3 – partly, 4 – agree, and 5 – strongly agree). The overall relevancy and clarity of questionnaire were respectively 97 and 96%. The overall comprehensiveness was 100%.
The findings of this preliminary validation study indicates that questionnaire is a valid measure for measuring and assessing attitude toward donated oocyte, and now it can be used in studies on different groups of a society.