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Birth Satisfaction Scale/Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS/BSS-R): A large scale United States planned home birth and birth centre survey (2016)
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Fleming, S. E., Donovan-Batson, C., Burduli, E., Barbosa-Leiker, C., Hollins Martin, C. J., & Martin, C. R. (2016). Birth Satisfaction Scale/Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS/BSS-R): A large scale United States planned home birth and birth centre survey. Midwifery, 41, 9-15. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2016.07.008

Objective to explore the prevalence of birth satisfaction for childbearing women planning to birth in their home or birth centers in the United States. Examining differences in birth satisfaction of the home and birth centers; and those who birthed i... Read More about Birth Satisfaction Scale/Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS/BSS-R): A large scale United States planned home birth and birth centre survey.

A randomised controlled pilot study of Experience Focused Counselling with voice hearers (2016)
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Schnackenberg, J., Fleming, M., & Martin, C. R. (2017). A randomised controlled pilot study of Experience Focused Counselling with voice hearers. Psychosis, 9(1), 12-24. https://doi.org/10.1080/17522439.2016.1185452

Background: There is a need for improved psychosocial interventions for distressed voice hearers. Aims: To evaluate a novel approach to hearing voices: Experience Focused Counselling (EFC) aka Making Sense of Voices. Study design and methods: Twelv... Read More about A randomised controlled pilot study of Experience Focused Counselling with voice hearers.

Measurement equivalence of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R): further evidence of construct validity (2016)
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Martin, C. R., Vardavaki, Z., & Hollins Martin, C. J. (2016). Measurement equivalence of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R): further evidence of construct validity. Journal of reproductive and infant psychology, 34(4), 394-402. doi:10.1080/02646838.2016.1184747

© 2016 Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology. Objective and background: The 10-item Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R) is being increasingly used internationally, including the development of translated versions of the tool. However, t... Read More about Measurement equivalence of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R): further evidence of construct validity.

A survey of women’s birth experiences in Scotland using the Birth Satisfaction Scale (BSS) (2015)
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Hollins Martin, C., & Martin, C. (2015). A survey of women’s birth experiences in Scotland using the Birth Satisfaction Scale (BSS). European journal for person centered healthcare, 3(4), 478-486. https://doi.org/10.5750/ejpch.v3i4.1019

Background: ‘Birth satisfaction’ is important since experience of labour can influence women’s post-natal adjustment. Objective: To explore: (1) childbearing women’s experiences of ‘birth satisfaction’ and (2) identify contexts in which it is more... Read More about A survey of women’s birth experiences in Scotland using the Birth Satisfaction Scale (BSS).

Coping in young people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) (2015)
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Muhammad, S., Milford, D. V., Carson, A., Young, H., & Martin, C. R. (2016). Coping in young people with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Journal of renal care, 42(1), 34-42. doi:10.1111/jorc.12131

Background Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an irreversible disease with physiological, psychological and psychosocial challenges, especially for young people. Objectives The objective of this phenomenological study was to identify coping strategies... Read More about Coping in young people with chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Construct and content validity of the Greek version of the Birth Satisfaction Scale (G-BSS) (2015)
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Vardavaki, Z., Hollins Martin, C. J., & Martin, C. R. (2015). Construct and content validity of the Greek version of the Birth Satisfaction Scale (G-BSS). Journal of reproductive and infant psychology, 33(5), 488-503. https://doi.org/10.1080/02646838.2015.1035235

Background: ‘Birth Satisfaction’ is a term that encompasses a woman’s evaluation of her birth experience. The term includes factors such as her appraisal of the quality of care she received, a personal assessment of how she coped, and her reconstruct... Read More about Construct and content validity of the Greek version of the Birth Satisfaction Scale (G-BSS).

Comprehensive assessment of alcohol-related brain damage (ARBD): Gap or chasm in the evidence? (2014)
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Horton, L., Duffy, T., Hollins Martin, C., & Martin, C. R. (2015). Comprehensive assessment of alcohol-related brain damage (ARBD): Gap or chasm in the evidence?. Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing, 22(1), 3-14. doi:10.1111/jpm.12156

© 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Accessible summary: Alcohol-related brain damage (ARBD) causes a broad range of both neurological and neurocognitive impairment. Mental health nurses are required to provide programmes designed to facilitate individual... Read More about Comprehensive assessment of alcohol-related brain damage (ARBD): Gap or chasm in the evidence?.

An examination and appreciation of the dimensions of locus of control in psychosis: Issues and relationships between constructs and measurement (2014)
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Hutcheson, C., Fleming, M. P., & Martin, C. R. (2014). An examination and appreciation of the dimensions of locus of control in psychosis: Issues and relationships between constructs and measurement. Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing, 21(10), 906-916. doi:10.1111/jpm.12160

Internal locus of control is associated with better psychological outcomes in comparison with external locus of control. Individuals experiencing a psychotic episode have a more external orientation, an externalizing bias for negative events and asso... Read More about An examination and appreciation of the dimensions of locus of control in psychosis: Issues and relationships between constructs and measurement.

Puerperal psychosis – a qualitative study of women’s experiences (2014)
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Glover, L., Jomeen, J., Urquhart, T., & Martin, C. R. (2014). Puerperal psychosis – a qualitative study of women’s experiences. Journal of reproductive and infant psychology, 32(3), 254-269. https://doi.org/10.1080/02646838.2014.883597

Objective: This study explored women's experience of puerperal psychosis (PP) and their perceptions of its cause, in order to contribute to an increased understanding of PP and promote consideration of new management perspectives. Background: Out of... Read More about Puerperal psychosis – a qualitative study of women’s experiences.

Development and validation of a new bariatric-specific health-related quality of life instrument ′′bariatric and obesity-specific survey (BOSS)′′ (2014)
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Tayyem, R., Atkinson, J., & Martin, C. (2014). Development and validation of a new bariatric-specific health-related quality of life instrument ′′bariatric and obesity-specific survey (BOSS)′′. Journal of postgraduate medicine, 60(4), 357-361. doi:10.4103/0022-3859.143952

Background: There is a lack of a psychometrically robust bariatric-specific health-related quality of life (HRQOL) tool. Aim: A single centre, prospective study to develop and validate a new bariatric-specific 81-item self-report HRQOL instrument cal... Read More about Development and validation of a new bariatric-specific health-related quality of life instrument ′′bariatric and obesity-specific survey (BOSS)′′.

Development and psychometric properties of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R) (2013)
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Hollins Martin, C. J., & Martin, C. R. (2014). Development and psychometric properties of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R). Midwifery, 30(6), 610-619. doi:10.1016/j.midw.2013.10.006

Objective: to assess factor structure, validity and reliability of the Birth Satisfaction Scale (BSS) and to develop a short-form version of the tool. Design: a quantitative design focused on evaluating psychometric properties of the BSS using factor... Read More about Development and psychometric properties of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R).

Review of the integrity of a Self Administered Motivational Instrument (2013)
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Duffy, T., McCaig, M., McGrandles, A., Rimmer, R., & Martin, C. R. (2014). Review of the integrity of a Self Administered Motivational Instrument. Nurse education today, 34(4), 625-630. doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2013.05.015

Background Motivational interviewing (MI) was developed by Miller and Rollnick as an evidence-based counselling approach for use in supporting people with alcohol problems. Over the years the principles and spirit of MI have been reviewed and fine-tu... Read More about Review of the integrity of a Self Administered Motivational Instrument.

An evaluative survey to assess the effectiveness of using an interactive workbook to deliver bereavement education to undergraduate student midwives (2013)
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Hollins Martin, C. J., Forrest, E., Wylie, L., & Martin, C. R. (2014). An evaluative survey to assess the effectiveness of using an interactive workbook to deliver bereavement education to undergraduate student midwives. Midwifery, 30(8), 942-948. doi:10.1016/j.midw.2013.05.004

Background: the NMSF (2009) reported that 74 Trusts (40%) in the UK lack expertise in delivering maternity based bereavement care. In response, three midwifery lecturers were issued with a small grant from NHS Scotland to devise and evaluate an inter... Read More about An evaluative survey to assess the effectiveness of using an interactive workbook to deliver bereavement education to undergraduate student midwives.

The need for Experience Focused Counselling (EFC) with voice hearers in training and practice: A review of the literature (2013)
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Schnackenberg, J. K., & Martin, C. R. (2014). The need for Experience Focused Counselling (EFC) with voice hearers in training and practice: A review of the literature. Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing, 21(5), 391-402. doi:10.1111/jpm.12084

A pathologizing paradigm to making sense of experiences such as hearing voices and schizophrenia remains dominant within mental health service provision. However, a real biological basis to the aetiology of hearing voices, and similar phenomena remai... Read More about The need for Experience Focused Counselling (EFC) with voice hearers in training and practice: A review of the literature.

A comparison of the quality of life of vulnerable young males with severe emotional and behaviour difficulties in a residential setting and young males in mainstream schooling: QoL of vulnerable young males (2013)
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Carroll, D., Duffy, T., & Martin, C. R. (2014). A comparison of the quality of life of vulnerable young males with severe emotional and behaviour difficulties in a residential setting and young males in mainstream schooling: QoL of vulnerable young males. Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing, 21(1), 23-30. doi:10.1111/jpm.12042

Accessible summary: The findings from this study reveal that the notion of anticipated and deleterious differences in quality of life (QoL) between children with severe emotional and behavioural problems and those without such difficulties is not sup... Read More about A comparison of the quality of life of vulnerable young males with severe emotional and behaviour difficulties in a residential setting and young males in mainstream schooling: QoL of vulnerable young males.

Replicability and stability of the multidimensional model of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale in late pregnancy (2007)
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Jomeen, J., & Martin, C. R. (2007). Replicability and stability of the multidimensional model of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale in late pregnancy. Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing, 14(3), (319-324). doi:10.1111/j.1365-2850.2007.01084.x. ISSN 1351-0126

The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is a widely used screening tool for post-natal depression (PND). Recent factor analytic investigations of the EPDS have suggested the instrument may be useful in the prediction of PND as the instrument... Read More about Replicability and stability of the multidimensional model of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale in late pregnancy.

Assessment and relationship of sleep quality to depression in early pregnancy (2007)
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Jomeen, J., & Martin, C. R. (2007). Assessment and relationship of sleep quality to depression in early pregnancy. Journal of reproductive and infant psychology, 25(1), (87-99). doi:10.1080/02646830601117308. ISSN 0264-6838

Sleep quality is integral to optimal physical functioning and mental health during pregnancy. There has, however, been little work conducted to determine the most appropriate measure of sleep quality in this clinical group, a surprising observation g... Read More about Assessment and relationship of sleep quality to depression in early pregnancy.

The factor structure of the SF-36 in early pregnancy (2005)
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Jomeen, J., & Martin, C. R. (2005). The factor structure of the SF-36 in early pregnancy. Journal of psychosomatic research, 59(3), (131-138). doi:10.1016/j.jpsychores.2005.02.018. ISSN 0022-3999

Objective: The concept of Quality of Life (QoL) has emerged as an important psychological dimension within pregnancy. The current study sought to establish the psychometric properties of the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form 36 (SF-36) Version 2 in e... Read More about The factor structure of the SF-36 in early pregnancy.


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