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Crisis, what crisis? Replicability of the key measurement characteristics of the Australian version of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R) (2020)
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Martin, C., Jefford, E., & Hollins Martin, C. (in press). Crisis, what crisis? Replicability of the key measurement characteristics of the Australian version of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R). International journal of childbirth,

Background: Behavioural and medical science is currently in the grip of a ‘replication crisis’, circumscribed by the failure to replicate a large proportion of key studies and a consequential impact on confidence in the veracity of the scientific me... Read More about Crisis, what crisis? Replicability of the key measurement characteristics of the Australian version of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R).

The Relationship between Maternal Personality Disorder and Early Birth Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis (2020)
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Marshall, C., Jomeen, J., Huang, C., & Martin, C. (in press). The Relationship between Maternal Personality Disorder and Early Birth Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health,

Title: Systematic review and meta-analysis of the relationship between maternal personality disorder and early birth outcomes. Background: Women with personality disorder are at risk of social and emotional problems which impact deleteriously on eve... Read More about The Relationship between Maternal Personality Disorder and Early Birth Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Pre- and during-labour predictors of low birth satisfaction among Iranian women: a prospective analytical study (2020)
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Nahaee, J., Mohammad-Alizadeh-Charandabi, S., Abbas-Alizadeh, F., Martin, C., Hollins Martin, C. J., Mirghafourvand, M., & Hassankhani, H. (2020). Pre- and during-labour predictors of low birth satisfaction among Iranian women: a prospective analytical study. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 20, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-020-03105-5

Background Maternal childbirth dissatisfaction has short- and long-term negative effects on the mothers’ health and life, as well as on relation with her child and family. Due to lack of studies in Iran and other counties, we aimed to determine pre-... Read More about Pre- and during-labour predictors of low birth satisfaction among Iranian women: a prospective analytical study.

Evaluation of a specialist perinatal mental health service (2020)
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Jones, C., Jomeen, J., Martin, C., Marshall, C., Wadephul, F., & Watson, J. (in press). Evaluation of a specialist perinatal mental health service. European journal for person centered healthcare,

Abstract Background: Specialist community perinatal mental health (PMH) teams offer specialist psychiatric and psychological assessments and care for women with complex or severe mental health problems during the perinatal period. This paper reports... Read More about Evaluation of a specialist perinatal mental health service.

The midwives’ role in screening for Antenatal Depression (AND) and Postnatal Depression (PND) (2020)
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Hollins Martin, C., Norris, G., & Martin, C. (in press). The midwives’ role in screening for Antenatal Depression (AND) and Postnatal Depression (PND). British Journal of Midwifery,

This paper is an education paper, which aims to inform midwives of tools available to help them make appropriate provisional diagnosis of perinatal depression. A second aim is to increase midwives’ awareness of the relatively newer diagnosis of Anten... Read More about The midwives’ role in screening for Antenatal Depression (AND) and Postnatal Depression (PND).

Measuring women’s experiences of childbirth using the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R) (2020)
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Hollins Martin, C., Jimenez Martinez, L., & Martin, C. (2020). Measuring women’s experiences of childbirth using the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R). British Journal of Midwifery, 28(5), 306-312. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2020.28.5.306

Birth satisfaction relates to women’s perceptions of their childbirth experience, which consists of personality factors, and evaluations of the quality of care provided and stress experienced. The importance of measuring ‘birth satisfaction’ lies in... Read More about Measuring women’s experiences of childbirth using the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R).

Pregnant with fear (2020)
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Jones, C., Martin, C., Marshall, C., & Jomeen, J. (2020). Pregnant with fear. Community Practitioner,

How mothers feel: validation of a measure of maternal mood (2019)
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Savage-McGlynn, E., Martin, C., & Redshaw, M. (in press). How mothers feel: validation of a measure of maternal mood. Journal of evaluation in clinical practice, https://doi.org/10.1111/jep.13304

Abstract Rationale Early identification of mood disturbance is crucial to monitor and improve outcomes for women perinatally, when low mood may affect developing relationships with the baby, partner and family. Instruments such as the Edinburgh Po... Read More about How mothers feel: validation of a measure of maternal mood.

The Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised Indicator (BSS-RI): a validation study in Iranian mothers (2019)
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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

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... Read More about The Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised Indicator (BSS-RI): a validation study in Iranian mothers.


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