Language specific BSS-R’s


Since the ICHOM started recommending the BSS-R as the measure of choice for evaluating quality of intranatal care worldwide, there have been numerous requests for its use. Since 2015, the 10-item-BSS-R has been translated and validated for use in the United States (US-BSS-R), Greece (Greek-BSS-R), Australia (Australian-BSS-R), Turkey (Turkish-BSS-R), Spain (Spanish-BSS-R), Israel (Hebrew)-BSS-R), Italy (Italian-BSS-R), Slovak (Slovak-BSS-R), Iran (Persian-BSS-R), with many more still in production (need to be able to add as this progresses).

If you would like to use the BSS-R, please email us for permission to use and we will send you a copy.

If you would like to use any of these language and population specific versions of the BSS-R, please contact us.

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UK Version


• Load UK-BSS-R
• Validation paper:

Reference
Hollins-Martin, C.J., Martin, C. (2014). Development and psychometric properties of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R). Midwifery. 30: 610-619.

Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2013.10.006


US Version


Load UK-BSS-R
* Validation paper:
Reference
Hollins-Martin, C.J., Martin, C. (2014). Development and psychometric properties of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R). Midwifery. 30: 610-619.

Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2013.10.006

• US version (Subsection of BOX 3)
* Load US-BSS-R
* Validation paper:

Reference
Barbosa-Leiker, C., Fleming, S., Hollins Martin, C.J., Martin, C.R. (2015) Psychometric properties of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R) for US mothers. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology. 33(5):504-511.

Link: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02646838.2015.1024211?scroll=top&needAccess=true&journalCode=cjri20

PLUS

Reference
Burduli, E., Barbosa-Leiker, C., Fleming, S., Hollins Martin, C.J., Martin, C.R. (2017). Cross-cultural invariance of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R): comparing UK and US samples. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology. 35(3): 248-260.

Link: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02646838.2017.1310374

PLUS
Reference
Fleming, S., Donovan-Batson, C., 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 Center Survey. Midwifery. 41: 9-15.

Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27494569


Greek Version


• Load Greek-BSS-R
• Validation paper:

Reference
Vardavaki, Z., Hollins Martin, C.J., Martin, C. (2015). Factor structure, validity and reliability of the Greek translation Birth Satisfaction Scale (G-BSS). Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology. 33(5): 488-503.

Link: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02646838.2015.1035235

PLUS

Reference
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.

Link: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02646838.2016.1184747


Australian Version


• Load Australian-BSS-R
• Validation paper:

Reference
Jefford, E., Hollins Martin, C.J. and Martin, C.R. (2017). 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.

Link: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02646838.2017.1396302


Turkish Version


• Load Turkish-BSS-R
• Validation paper:

Reference
Göncü, C., 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.

Link: www.tandfonline.com


Spanish Version


• Load Spanish-BSS-R
• Validation paper:

Reference
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.

Link: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov


Israeli (Hebrew) Version


• Load Israel (Hebrew)-BSS-R
• Validation paper:

Reference
Skvirsky, V., Taubman-Ben-Ari, O., Hollins Martin, C.J., Martin, C. (2019) Validation of the Hebrew Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R) and its Relationship to Perceived Traumatic Labour. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology. Doi.org/10.1080/02646838.2019.1600666

Link: www.tandfonline.com


Italian Version


• Load Italian-BSS-R
• No validation paper yet
• Translation paper

Reference
Nespoli, A., Colciago, E., Pedroni, S., Perego, S., Fumagalli, S. (2018). The Birth Satisfaction Scale (BSS-R): process of translation and adaptation in an Italian contest. Ann Ist Super Sanità. 54(4): 340-347.

Link: old.iss.it/binary/publ/cont/ANN_18_04_11.pdf


Slovakian Version


• Load Slovak-BSS-R
• Validation paper:

Reference
Škodová, Z., Nepelová, Z., Grendár, M., Bašková, M. (2019). Psychometric properties of the Slovak version of the Birth Satisfaction Scale (BSS)
and Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R). Midwifery. 79 (2019): 102550.

Link: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov


Iran Version


• Load Persian-BSS-R
• Validation Paper

Reference
Mortazavi, F., Mehrabadi, M., Hollins Martin, C.J., Martin, C.R. (2020) Psychometric Properties of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R) in a Sample of Postpartum Iranian Women. Health Care for Women International.

Link: https://doi.org/10.1080/07399332.2020.1802464