Validation of the Hebrew Birth Satisfaction Scale – Revised (BSS-R) and its relationship to perceived traumatic labour
Skvirsky, Vera; Taubman–Ben-Ari, Orit; Hollins Martin, Caroline J.; Martin, Colin R.
Caroline J. Hollins Martin
Colin R. Martin
Objective and background: The Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R) is a multi-dimensional measure which is recommended by international clinical guidelines for global use as the birth satisfaction outcome measure of choice. The current investigation sought to develop a Hebrew version of the BSS-R for use in the Jewish–Israeli context and examine the relationship between BSS-R domains and the perception of the experience of labour as traumatic.
Methods: Following review, translation, and back-translation for linguistic equivalence, a Hebrew version of the BSS-R (H-BSS-R) was prepared and psychometrically evaluated using key indices of validity and reliability. Complete multivariate normal data from 288 first-time Jewish Israeli mothers within two years after childbirth was entered into the analysis.
Results: The H-BSS-R was found to have a good fit to the BSS-R tridimensional measurement model, excellent internal consistency, divergent and known-group discriminant validity. Moreover, women who experienced their labour as traumatic had significantly lower H-BSS-R subscale scores than women who reported that their birth experience was non-traumatic.
Conclusion: The H-BSS-R is a robust and valid measure suitable for use with Jewish–Israeli women, as well as for investigating the relationship between traumatic labour and birth satisfaction.
Skvirsky, V., Taubman–Ben-Ari, O., Hollins Martin, C. J., & Martin, C. R. (in press). Validation of the Hebrew Birth Satisfaction Scale – Revised (BSS-R) and its relationship to perceived traumatic labour. Journal of reproductive and infant psychology, 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1080/02646838.2019.1600666
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Mar 18, 2019|
|Online Publication Date||Apr 13, 2019|
|Deposit Date||Apr 24, 2019|
|Publicly Available Date||Apr 14, 2020|
|Journal||Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis (Routledge)|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Birth Satisfaction Scale – Revised (BSS-R); Birth trauma; Israel; Hebrew; Validation|
|Additional Information||This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of reproductive and infant psychology on 13/04/2019, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/02646838.2019.1600666|
©2019 University of Hull
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