Hollins Martin, CJ and Martin, CR 2014, 'Development and psychometric properties of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised(BSS-R).' , Midwifery (30) , pp. 610-619.
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Objective: to assess factor structure,validity and reliability of the Birth Satisfaction Scale(BSS)and to develop a short-form version of the tool. Design: a quantitative design focused on evaluating psychometric properties of the BSS using factor structure, internal consistency,divergent reliability and known groups validity. Setting: Ayrshire Maternity Unit community midwife bases that serve the obstetric population of Ayrshire, Scotland UK). Participants: a convenience sample of healthy women(n=228) <10 days postpartum who had delivered a term infant. Data was collected from October 2010 to January 2011. Measurement: the BSS contains 30 self report items,rated on a 5-point Likert scale that measure women's perceptions of:(1) quality of care provision, (2) women's personal attributes, and(3) stress experienced during labour (8, 8 and 14 items per factor). Findings: post data analys is the BSS was reconfigured into the 10 item BSS-Revised(BSS-R)comprised of three sub-scales that measure distinct but correlated domains of:(1) quality of care provision, (2) women's personal attributes, and (3) stress experienced during labour. These domains now consist of relatively few items (4,2 and 4 items per factor),but offer a good fit to the data. Key conclusions: the BSS-R would appear to be a robust,valid and reliable multidimensional psycho-metric instrument for measuring postnatal women's birth satisfaction. Further research to confirm the veracity of the instruments measurement properties highlighted in the current study is desirable. The BSS-R is available for use at a national/international level from the first author.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Birth Satisfaction Scale (BSS); Labour; Midwifery; Validation|
|Themes:||Health and Wellbeing|
|Schools:||Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences Research
Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
|Journal or Publication Title:||Midwifery|
|Funders:||Non funded research|
|Depositing User:||CJ Hollins-Martin|
|Date Deposited:||28 May 2014 09:09|
|Last Modified:||30 Nov 2015 23:42|
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