The Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised Indicator (BSS-RI): a validation study in Iranian mothers
Omani-Samani, Reza; Hollins Martin, Caroline J.; Martin, Colin R.; Maroufizadeh, Saman; Ghaheri, Azadeh; Navid, Behnaz
Caroline J. Hollins Martin
Colin R. Martin
Objective: Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised Indicator (BSS-RI) is a short selfreport instrument designed to measure satisfaction of the childbearing women’s experiences of labour and its outcomes. The aim of this study was to examine the reliability and validity of the Persian version of BSS-RI in Iranian mothers.
Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 396 mothers in Tehran, Iran, between July and September 2017. The mothers were administered the BSS-RI, and a demographic questionnaire. Internal consistency of the BSS-RI was examined with Cronbach’s alpha, construct validity was evaluated via exploratory factor analysis (EFA), and divergent validity was examined by correlating the BSS-RI with gestational age.
Results: The EFA results demonstrated a two-factor structure corresponding to the Stress of Childbearing and Quality of Care domains of the structure proposed by provider. The Cronbach’s alpha for Stress of Childbearing and Quality of Care subscales and total BSS-RI were 0.665, 0.847, and 0.563, respectively. The mean of BSS-RI total score was 6.16 (SD = 2.60), and the Stress of Childbearing and Quality of Care subscales were 2.71 (SD = 2.39), and 3.45 (SD = 1.11), respectively. The BSS-RI showed no significant correlation with the gestational age, confirming divergent validity.
Conclusion: Like the original English version, the Persian version of the BSS-RI is a reliable and valid instrument for measuring birth satisfaction in Iranian mothers. It can also be used as short and easy to administer tool for assessment of birth satisfaction in large sample survey research.
Omani-Samani, R., Hollins Martin, C. J., Martin, C. R., Maroufizadeh, S., Ghaheri, A., & Navid, B. (in press). The Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised Indicator (BSS-RI): a validation study in Iranian mothers. The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians, 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1080/14767058.2019.1651265
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Jul 30, 2019|
|Online Publication Date||Aug 7, 2019|
|Deposit Date||Sep 16, 2019|
|Publicly Available Date||Aug 8, 2020|
|Journal||The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Birth satisfaction; Iran; Labour; Reliability; Validity|
|Additional Information||This is the accepted manuscript of an article published in The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine, 2019. The version of record is available at the DOI link in this record.|
©2019 University of Hull
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