The understanding bereavement evaluation tool (UBET) for midwives: Factor structure and clinical research applications

Hollins Martin, CJ, Forrest, E, Wylie, L and Martin, CR 2013, 'The understanding bereavement evaluation tool (UBET) for midwives: Factor structure and clinical research applications' , Nurse Education Today, 10 (33) , pp. 1153-1159.

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Background: The NMSF (2009) survey reported that bereavement midwife care was inadequate in a number of UK NHS Trusts. Using a small grant from the Scottish government, 3 experienced midwifery lecturers designed an interactive workbook called “Shaping bereavement care for midwives in clinical practice” for the purpose of improving delivery of bereavement education to student midwives. An instrument called the Understanding Bereavement Evaluation Tool (UBET) was designed to measure effectiveness of the workbook at equipping students with essential knowledge. Aim: To assess validity and reliability of the UBET at measuring midwives self-perceptions of knowledge surrounding delivery of bereavement care to childbearing women, partners and families who have experienced childbirth related bereavement. Method: An evaluative audit using the UBET was undertaken to explore student midwives(n = 179) self perceived knowledge levels before and after the workbook intervention. Validity tests have shown that the UBET, minus Question 4, could be considered a psychometrically robust instrument for assessing students’ knowledge gain. PCA identified that the UBET is comprised of two sub-scales (theoretical knowledge base - Q1, 2 & 3) and (psychosocial elements of care delivery – Q 4, 5 & 6). Discussion: Data has shown that the easy to administer and short 6-item UBET is a valid and reliable tool for educators to measure success at delivering education using the “Shaping bereavement care for midwives in clinical practice” work book.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Journal or Publication Title: Nurse Education Today
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0260-6917
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: CJ Hollins Martin
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2013 11:33
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 18:24

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