Colin R. Martin
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.
Caroline J. Hollins Martin
Susan E. Fleming
© 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|
|Journal||Women and Birth|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|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|
|Keywords||Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R); Childbearing women; United States translation; Measurement invariance; Measurement equivalence|
|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/|
© 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/
You might also like
Evaluation of a specialist perinatal mental health service