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Measurement and structural invariance of the US version of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R) in a large sample

Martin, Colin R.; Hollins Martin, Caroline J.; Burduli, Ekaterina; Barbosa-Leiker, Celestina; Donovan-Batson, Colleen; Fleming, Susan E.

Authors

Colin R. Martin

Caroline J. Hollins Martin

Ekaterina Burduli

Celestina Barbosa-Leiker

Colleen Donovan-Batson

Susan E. Fleming



Abstract

© 2016 Australian College of Midwives Background The 10-item Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R) is being increasingly used internationally. The use of the measure and the concept has gathered traction in the United States following the development of a US version of the tool. A limitation of previous studies of the measurement characteristics of the BSS-R is modest sample size. Unplanned pregnancy is recognised as being associated with a range of negative birth outcomes, but the relationship to birth satisfaction has received little attention, despite the importance of birth satisfaction to a range of postnatal outcomes. Aim The current investigation sought to evaluate the measurement characteristics of the BSS-R in a large postpartum sample. Methods Multiple Groups Confirmatory Factor Analysis (MGCFA) was used to evaluate a series of measurement and structural models of the BSS-R to evaluate fundamental invariance characteristics using planned/unplanned pregnancy status to differentiate groups. Findings Complete data from N = 2116 women revealed that the US version of the BSS-R offers an excellent fit to data and demonstrates full measurement and structural invariance. Little difference was observed between women on the basis of planned/unplanned pregnancy stratification on measures of birth satisfaction. Discussion The established relationship between unplanned pregnancy and negative perinatal outcomes was not found to extend to birth satisfaction in the current study. The BSS-R demonstrated exemplary measurement and structural invariance characteristics. Conclusion The current study strongly supports the use of the US version of the BSS-R to compare birth satisfaction across different groups of women with theoretical and measurement confidence.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2017-08
Journal Women and Birth
Print ISSN 1871-5192
Electronic ISSN 1878-1799
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 30
Issue 4
Pages e172-e178
APA6 Citation Martin, C. R., Hollins Martin, C. J., Burduli, E., Barbosa-Leiker, C., Donovan-Batson, C., & Fleming, S. E. (2017). Measurement and structural invariance of the US version of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R) in a large sample. Women and Birth, 30(4), e172-e178. doi:10.1016/j.wombi.2016.11.006
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2016.11.006
Keywords Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R); Childbearing women; United States translation; Measurement invariance; Measurement equivalence
Publisher URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1871519216302165?via%3Dihub
Related Public URLs http://collections.crest.ac.uk/15627/
Copyright Statement © 2018. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

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