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Becoming parents by adoption: a systematic review (2021)
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Long, T., Jones, C., Jomeen, J., & Martin, C. (2021). Becoming parents by adoption: a systematic review. Journal of Health Visiting, 9(3), 116–127. https://doi.org/10.12968/johv.2021.9.3.116

Background Transition to parenthood (TP) for biological parents has been extensively explored in research, shaping healthcare service provision from pre-conception, birth and beyond. Adoptive parents are in a unique position. Despite growing number... Read More about Becoming parents by adoption: a systematic review.

Exploratory study into the relationship between the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)/myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and fibromyalgia (FM) using a quasiexperimental design (2021)
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McKay, P. G., Mckay, P. G., Walker, H., Martin, C. R., & Fleming, M. (2021). Exploratory study into the relationship between the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)/myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and fibromyalgia (FM) using a quasiexperimental design. BMJ open, 11(2), https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-041947

Objective To explore the relationship between symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)/myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and fibromyalgia (FM). The hypothesis predicated that there would be no significant differences between the group’s symptom experi... Read More about Exploratory study into the relationship between the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)/myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and fibromyalgia (FM) using a quasiexperimental design.

Fear of childbirth measurement: Appraisal of the content overlap of four instruments (2020)
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Martin, C., Jones, C., Marshall, C., Huang, C., Reeve, J., Fleming, M., …Jomeen, J. (in press). Fear of childbirth measurement: Appraisal of the content overlap of four instruments. Journal of reproductive and infant psychology, https://doi.org/10.1080/02646838.2020.1861226

Objective: To evaluate empirically the degree of content overlap between four self-report measures of fear of childbirth (FoC) identified as ‘best in class’ by a recent review. Background: FoC and tokophobia is an area of increasing clinical conce... Read More about Fear of childbirth measurement: Appraisal of the content overlap of four instruments.

Spanish validation and factor structure of the Prenatal Distress Questionnaire Revised (NuPDQ) (2020)
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Romero-Gonzalez, B., Martin, C. R., Caparros-Gonzalez, R. A., Quesada-Soto, J. M., & Peralta-Ramirez, M. I. (2020). Spanish validation and factor structure of the Prenatal Distress Questionnaire Revised (NuPDQ). Journal of reproductive and infant psychology, https://doi.org/10.1080/02646838.2020.1861227

Background: Due to an absence of maternal stress being measured in routine prenatal care by clinicians, prenatal stress has become a serious problem which is associated with poorer obstetric outcomes, as well as worse maternal and infant health. For... Read More about Spanish validation and factor structure of the Prenatal Distress Questionnaire Revised (NuPDQ).

Validation and factor structure of the Italian version of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R) (2020)
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Nespoli, A., Colciago, E., Fumagalli, S., Locatelli, A., Hollins Martin, C. J., & Martin, C. R. (in press). Validation and factor structure of the Italian version of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R). Journal of reproductive and infant psychology, 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1080/02646838.2020.1836333

Objective To validate the Italian-language version of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R) and report key measurement properties of the tool. To evaluate the impact of antenatal class attendance on BSS-R assessed birth satisfaction. Backg... Read More about Validation and factor structure of the Italian version of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R).

Midwives' role in screening for antenatal depression and postnatal depression (2020)
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Martin, C. J. H., Martin, C. R., Hollins Martin, C., Norris, G., & Martin, C. (2020). Midwives' role in screening for antenatal depression and postnatal depression. British Journal of Midwifery, 28(9), 666-672. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2020.28.9.666

All rights reserved. This is an educational paper which aims to inform midwives of tools available to help them make appropriate provisional diagnosis of perinatal depression. A second aim of the paper is to increase midwives' awareness of the relati... Read More about Midwives' role in screening for antenatal depression and postnatal depression.

The relationship between maternal personality disorder and early birth outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysis (2020)
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Marshall, C. A., Martin, C. R., Marshall, C., Jomeen, J., Huang, C., & Martin, C. (2020). The relationship between maternal personality disorder and early birth outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(16), 1-19. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17165778

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.

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).

Pre- and during-labour predictors of low birth satisfaction among Iranian women: a prospective analytical study (2020)
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Martin, C. R., Nahaee, J., Mohammad-Alizadeh-Charandabi, S., Abbas-Alizadeh, F., Martin, C., Hollins Martin, C. J., …Hassankhani, H. (2020). Pre- and during-labour predictors of low birth satisfaction among Iranian women: a prospective analytical study. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 20(1), 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.

Measuring women's experiences of childbirth using the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R) (2020)
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Martin, C. R., Hollins Martin, C. J., Hollins Martin, C., Martinez, L. J., & 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

© 2020 MA Healthcare Ltd. Birth satisfaction relates to women's perceptions of their childbirth experience, with importance placed on the midwife to improve standards of the intranatal care provided. With evaluating intranatal care in mind, this pape... 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, 93(1), 26-32

How mothers feel: validation of a measure of maternal mood (2019)
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Savage McGlynn, E., Martin, C., & Redshaw, M. (2020). How mothers feel: validation of a measure of maternal mood. Journal of evaluation in clinical practice, 26(4), 1242-1249. https://doi.org/10.1111/jep.13304

© 2019 The Authors. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd Rationale: Low mood may affect developing relationships with a new baby, partner and family. Early identification of mood disturbance is crucial to im... Read More about How mothers feel: validation of a measure of maternal mood.

Midwives’ views of changing to a Continuity of Midwifery Care (CMC) model in Scotland: a baseline survey (2019)
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Hollins Martin, C. J., MacArthur, J., Martin, C. R., & McInnes, R. J. (2020). Midwives’ views of changing to a Continuity of Midwifery Care (CMC) model in Scotland: a baseline survey. Women and Birth, 33(5), e409-e419. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2019.08.005

© 2019 Background: There is good evidence that Continuity of Midwifery Care (CMC) is associated with improved clinical outcomes, greater maternal satisfaction, and improved work experiences for midwives. Changes made to the organisation require caref... Read More about Midwives’ views of changing to a Continuity of Midwifery Care (CMC) model in Scotland: a baseline survey.

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.

Women’s experiences of maternity care in England: preliminary development of a standard measure (2019)
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Redshaw, M., Martin, C. R., Savage-McGlynn, E., & Harrison, S. (2019). Women’s experiences of maternity care in England: preliminary development of a standard measure. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 19(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-019-2284-9

Background As maternity services evolve and the population of women served also changes, there is a continuing need to effectively document the views of women with recent experience of care. A woman’s maternity experience can have a positive or nega... Read More about Women’s experiences of maternity care in England: preliminary development of a standard measure.

Validation of the Hebrew Birth Satisfaction Scale – Revised (BSS-R) and its relationship to perceived traumatic labour (2019)
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Skvirsky, V., Taubman–Ben-Ari, O., Hollins Martin, C. J., & Martin, C. R. (in press). Validation of the Hebrew Birth Satisfaction Scale – Revised (BSS-R) and its relationship to perceived traumatic labour. Journal of reproductive and infant psychology, 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1080/02646838.2019.1600666

Objective and background: The Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R) is a multi-dimensional measure which is recommended by international clinical guidelines for global use as the birth satisfaction outcome measure of choice. The current investigat... Read More about Validation of the Hebrew Birth Satisfaction Scale – Revised (BSS-R) and its relationship to perceived traumatic labour.

Psychometric evaluation of the Perinatal Illness Perceptions Scale (PIPS) (2018)
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Jomeen, J., Martin, C. R., & Jarrett, P. M. (2019). Psychometric evaluation of the Perinatal Illness Perceptions Scale (PIPS). Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, 14(2), 74-85. https://doi.org/10.1108/JMHTEP-09-2018-0054

Purpose: Perinatal mental health (PMH), is acknowledged as a significant public health issue associated with significant personal, family, social and economic burden. Research demonstrates that healthcare practitioners lack knowledge and confidence i... Read More about Psychometric evaluation of the Perinatal Illness Perceptions Scale (PIPS).

A scoping review to determine themes that represent perceptions of self as mother (‘ideal mother’ vs ‘real mother’) (2018)
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Hollins Martin, C., Anderson, L., & Martin, C. (2019). A scoping review to determine themes that represent perceptions of self as mother (‘ideal mother’ vs ‘real mother’). Journal of reproductive and infant psychology, 37(3), 224-241. https://doi.org/10.1080/02646838.2018.1556786

Background: Postnatal Depression (PND) is a key cause of maternal morbidity, with current systems of initial recognition in the UK detecting only 50% of cases. In attempts to predict those potentially at risk, this review suggests a novel approach.... Read More about A scoping review to determine themes that represent perceptions of self as mother (‘ideal mother’ vs ‘real mother’).

Spanish validation and factor structure of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R) (2018)
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Romero-Gonzalez, B., Peralta-Ramirez, M. I., Caparros-Gonzalez, R. A., Cambil-Ledesma, A., Hollins Martin, C. J., & Martin, C. R. (2019). Spanish validation and factor structure of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R). Midwifery, 70, 31-37. doi:10.1016/j.midw.2018.12.009

Objective: To translate and validate a Spanish-language version of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R) and describe key measurement properties. Design: A cross-sectional instrument validation design examining factor structure, validity and... Read More about Spanish validation and factor structure of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R).