1 BSc of Nursing, Student Research Committee, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran.

2 School of Nursing and Midwifery Razi, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.

3 Department of Anesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran.

4 Faculty of Medicine, Mazandehran University of Medical Science, Sari, Iran.

5 Medical Student, Student Research Committee, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran.


The aim of this study was to investigate the validity and reliability of the Persian version of Burn Specific Health Scale-Brief (BSHS-B) in pregnant women suffering from burns.
Materials and Methods
This cross-cultural psychometrics study was done in 2015 to 2016 and included 410 pregnant burned patients. Participants completed BSHS-B. The face, content and construct validity of the scale were ascertained. Reliability was also assessed using internal consistency, construct reliability and intra-class correlation coefficient (ICC).
Construct validity determined nine factors with an eigenvalue greater than 1. The model had a good fit [(c2(68) = 412.038, p < .05, c2/df= 4.612, GFI = .893, CFI = .912, NFI = .902, IFI = .931, RMSEA (90% C.I.) = .091 (.088 - .112)] with all factors loadings greater than 0.5 and statistically significant. The internal consistency, construct reliability and ICC were greater than 0.70.
Findings revealed that the Persian version of the BSHS-B is valid and reliable, and may be used to assess and evaluate quality of life in Iranian pregnant burned patients.