Original ArticlesDevelopment and Psychometric Evaluation of the Female Substance Abusers’ Reproductive Health Scale: Study Protocol for a Sequential Exploratory Mixed-method StudyShamsalinia, Abbas PhD*; Shafti, Vida MD†; Nikpour, Maryam PhD‡; Ghaffari, Fatemeh PhD*Author Information *Nursing Care Research Center, Health Research Institute ‡Non-Communicable Pediatric Disease Research Center, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol †Department of obstetrics and gynaecology, Tonekabon Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tonekabon, I.R. Iran This study was approved by the Ethics Committee of Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran (IR.MUBABOL.HRI.REC.1398.332). Funded by, Health Research Institute in Babol University of Medical Sciences. The funder had only role in data collection and analysis, and had no role in decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript. F.G.H. and A.S.H. conceived the study and developed the study protocol. F.G.H., A.S.H., V.S.H., and M.N. revised the manuscript. The authors declare no conflict of interest. Correspondence to: Fatemeh Ghaffari, PhD, Nursing Care Research Center, Health Research Institute, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, I.R. Iran 46917-14141 (e-mail: [email protected]). Addictive Disorders & Their Treatment: September 2021 - Volume 20 - Issue 3 - p 194-201 doi: 10.1097/ADT.0000000000000240 Buy Metrics Abstract Aims: This study aims at the development and psychometric evaluation of the Female Substance Abusers’ Reproductive Health Scale (FSARHS). Design, Setting and Participants: This is the protocol of a sequential exploratory mixed-method study. The study will be conducted in an FSARHS development phase and an FSARHS psychometric evaluation phase. In the first phase, a qualitative study and a literature review will be conducted for item generation. In the qualitative study, semi-structured interviews will be held with female substance abusers. Data will be analyzed through conventional content analysis and the draft of FSARHS will be developed. In the psychometric evaluation phase, the face, content, and construct validity and reliability of FSARHS will be assessed. Conclusions: FSARHS can be used by reproductive health policy makers and health care providers at national and international levels in order to assess reproductive health among female substance abusers. Copyright © 2021 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.