Colin R. Martin
The Birth Satisfaction Scale–Revised (BSS-R): should the subscale scores or the total score be used?
Martin, Colin R.; Hollins Martin, Caroline J.; Burduli, Ekaterina; Barbosa-Leiker, Celestina; Donovan-Batson, Colleen; Fleming, Susan E.
Caroline J. Hollins Martin
Susan E. Fleming
Objective and background: The 10-item Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R)
is increasingly being used internationally as the instrument of choice for the assessment of birth satisfaction. There remains conjecture over the most appropriate way to score the instrument, the choices being, sub-scale score totals, the overall total score, or adopting both approaches. The current study sought to clarify this issue by examining the measurement characteristics of the United States version of the BSS-R from a large dataset.
Methods: A secondary analysis of a data matrix derived from a large sample United States BSS-R validation study (N=2116) using structural equation modelling and bi-factor model evaluation.
Results: The bi-factor model revealed an excellent fit to data (2(df=25) = 208.21, p
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Oct 20, 2018|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis (Routledge)|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|APA6 Citation||Martin, C. R., Hollins Martin, C. J., Burduli, E., Barbosa-Leiker, C., Donovan-Batson, C., & Fleming, S. E. (2018). The Birth Satisfaction Scale–Revised (BSS-R): should the subscale scores or the total score be used?. Journal of reproductive and infant psychology, 36(5), 530-535. doi:10.1080/02646838.2018.1490498|
|Keywords||Birth Satisfaction Scale – Revised (BSS-R); Scoring; Validation; Maternity care; Outcomes; Midwives; Obstetricians|
|Copyright Statement||©2018 University of Hull|
©2018 University of Hull
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