TRANSLATION OF COPING STRATEGY SCALE INTO URDU LANGUAGE, FAMILY SYSTEM AND AGE WISE DIFFERENCES AMONG INFERTILE WOMEN
Tabassum Latif Abbasi, Mamoona Ismail Loona
Coping Strategy Scale (CSS) is widely used to measure how individuals cope with various kind of stressors related to infertility, therefore it is necessary to translate coping strategy scale in Urdu language to make it understandable by the Pakistani population. In the present study CSS developed by Schmidt is translated for assessment of coping strategies used by infertile females. 120 infertile females of age range 20-45 were selected to participate in the present study through purposive sampling technique. CSS was translated into Urdu language using the back translation method of Brislin. The alpha reliability coefficient for subscales of CSS Urdu version ranged from 0.62 to 0.83. The CSS Urdu version would be useful for the Pakistani population to find out coping strategies used by infertile females. In future CSS will be useful for researchers working with infertility and psychosocial issues.