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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.

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. (in press). Midwives’ views of changing to a Continuity of Midwifery Care (CMC) model in Scotland: a baseline survey. Women and Birth, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2019.08.005

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 careful impl... 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).

Evidence for the continuum-severity model of psychosis through scrutiny of the architecture of symptoms associated with schizophrenia (2018)
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Martin, C. R., & Fleming, M. (2019). Evidence for the continuum-severity model of psychosis through scrutiny of the architecture of symptoms associated with schizophrenia. Psychosis, 11(1), 42-53. https://doi.org/10.1080/17522439.2018.1545861

The psychosis continuum provides a framework to develop a compelling insight into the architecture of psychotic experiences in non-clinical samples. Using schizophrenia specific measures within non-clinical samples offers further opportunity to inves... Read More about Evidence for the continuum-severity model of psychosis through scrutiny of the architecture of symptoms associated with schizophrenia.

Minimum Sample Size Requirements for a Validation Study of The Schizophrenia Quality of Life Scale-Revision 4 (SQLS-R4) (2018)
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Martin, C. R., & Larkin, D. (2018). Minimum Sample Size Requirements for a Validation Study of The Schizophrenia Quality of Life Scale-Revision 4 (SQLS-R4). Journal of basic and clinical health sciences, 2(3), 076-081. https://doi.org/10.30621/jbachs.2018.411

Purpose: The Schizophrenia Quality of Life Scale-Revision 4 (SQLS-R4) is a widely used self-report quality of life measure used in a broad range of clinical contexts, from primary research to clinical trials. International use of the measure has led... Read More about Minimum Sample Size Requirements for a Validation Study of The Schizophrenia Quality of Life Scale-Revision 4 (SQLS-R4).

The Birth Satisfaction Scale–Revised (BSS-R): should the subscale scores or the total score be used? (2018)
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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

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 t... Read More about The Birth Satisfaction Scale–Revised (BSS-R): should the subscale scores or the total score be used?.

A mixed methods review to develop and confirm a framework for assessing midwifery practice in perinatal mental health (2018)
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Wadephul, F., Jarrett, P. M., Jomeen, J., & Martin, C. R. (2018). A mixed methods review to develop and confirm a framework for assessing midwifery practice in perinatal mental health. Journal of advanced nursing, 74(10), 2258-2272. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.13786

Aim: To ascertain whether a new framework examining midwifery practice in perinatal mental health is supported by the research literature. Background: The identification and care of women with perinatal mental health problems is increasingly consider... Read More about A mixed methods review to develop and confirm a framework for assessing midwifery practice in perinatal mental health.

Applying a midwifery specific decision making tool to Midwives clinical reasoning and midwifery practice when managing a woman’s perineum in labour: An exploratory study (2018)
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Jefford, E., Jomeen, J., Guy, F., Newcombe, B., & Martin, C. (2018). Applying a midwifery specific decision making tool to Midwives clinical reasoning and midwifery practice when managing a woman’s perineum in labour: An exploratory study. International journal of childbirth, 8(1), 54-66. https://doi.org/10.1891/2156-5287.8.1.54

Introduction: Many of the risk factors for perineal trauma are modifiable and midwives are in an ideal position to mitigate such risks. To date, no investigation using a midwifery specific decision-making tool has sought to determine how midwives mak... Read More about Applying a midwifery specific decision making tool to Midwives clinical reasoning and midwifery practice when managing a woman’s perineum in labour: An exploratory study.

Establishing a coherent and replicable measurement model of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (2018)
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Martin, C. R., & Redshaw, M. (2018). Establishing a coherent and replicable measurement model of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale. Psychiatry research, 264, 182-191. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2018.03.062

© 2018 The Authors The 10-item Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is an established screening tool for postnatal depression. Inconsistent findings in factor structure and replication difficulties have limited the scope of development of the... Read More about Establishing a coherent and replicable measurement model of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale.

Construct and content validity of the Turkish Birth Satisfaction Scale–Revised (T-BSS-R) (2018)
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Göncü Serhatlıoğlu, S., Karahan, N., Hollins Martin, C. J., & Martin, C. R. (2018). Construct and content validity of the Turkish Birth Satisfaction Scale–Revised (T-BSS-R). Journal of reproductive and infant psychology, 36(3), 235-245. doi:10.1080/02646838.2018.1443322

Background: The Birth Satisfaction Scale – Revised (BSS-R) is a valid and reliable scale designed to assess women’s experiences of labour and childbirth. Objective: To assess factor structure, validity, and reliability of the Turkish Birth Satisfact... Read More about Construct and content validity of the Turkish Birth Satisfaction Scale–Revised (T-BSS-R).

Professional issues in maternal mental health scale (PIMMHS): The development and initial validation of a brief and valid measure (2018)
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Jomeen, J., Jarrett, P., & Martin, C. (2018). Professional issues in maternal mental health scale (PIMMHS): The development and initial validation of a brief and valid measure. European Journal of Midwifery, 2(February), https://doi.org/10.18332/ejm/83276

Introduction: The life-threatening consequences of perinatal mental health problems (PMHP) are well documented. Midwives are ideally placed to effectively identify women at risk and facilitate early intervention. However, a multitude of factors cont... Read More about Professional issues in maternal mental health scale (PIMMHS): The development and initial validation of a brief and valid measure.

Development and validation of the Australian version of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R) (2017)
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Jefford, E., Hollins Martin, C. J., & Martin, C. R. (2018). Development and validation of the Australian version of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R). Journal of reproductive and infant psychology, 36(1), 42-58. doi:10.1080/02646838.2017.1396302

Objective and background: The 10-item Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R) has recently been endorsed by international expert consensus for global use as the birth satisfaction outcome measure of choice. English-language versions of the tool incl... Read More about Development and validation of the Australian version of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R).

The development and initial validation of the Perinatal Mental Health Awareness scale in student midwives (2017)
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Martin, C. R., Jomeen, J., & Jarrett, P. (2017). The development and initial validation of the Perinatal Mental Health Awareness scale in student midwives. Journal of midwifery and reproductive health, 5(4), 1021-1031. https://doi.org/10.22038/JMRH.2017.9251

Background & aim: Perinatal mental health problems have been demonstrated to impact upon maternal, and fetal/child outcomes. Despite the global evidence and a policy-driven responsibility for identification of these problems, research demonstrates th... Read More about The development and initial validation of the Perinatal Mental Health Awareness scale in student midwives.


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