Publications relating to the BSS-R

Many studies carried out world-wide have used the BSS-R (see Table 1), with end product impacts upon clinical and research outcomes.

For example Publications relating to the BSS-R:
• Reach of over 200+ international clinical sites.
• Adopted as a world-wide clinical standard by the ICHOM.
• Cited as the method of choice and influencing professional maternity practice.
• Utilised in over 51 countries and 5 continents.
• Led to improvements in care and provision for labour and childbirth.
• Cited in 19 clinical reports including the National Maternity survey for England and Wales (UK)


Reference list of validation papers


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Hollins Martin, C.J., Fleming, V. (2011). The Birth Satisfaction Scale (BSS). International. Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance. 24(2): 124-135.

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

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Hollins Martin, C.J., Snowden, A., Martin, C.R. (2012). Concurrent analysis: Validation of the domains within the Birth Satisfaction Scale. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology. 30(3): 247-260.

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Martin, C.R., Hollins Martin, C.J., Burduli, E., Barbosa-Leiker, C., Donovan-Batson, C. and Fleming, S.E. (2018). The Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R): Should the sub-scale scores or the total score be used? Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology. 36(5): 530-535.

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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.

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Martin, C.R., Hollins Martin C.J. (2017). Minimum sample size requirements for a validation study of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R). Journal of Nursing and Practice. 1(2): 25-30.

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Martin, C.R., Hollins Martin, C., Burduli, E., Barbosa-Leiker, C., Donovan-Batson, C., Fleming, S. (2017). Measurement and structural invariance of the US version of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R) in a large sample. Women and Birth 30 (2017) e172–e178.

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Martin, C.R., Hollins Martin, C., Redshaw, M. (2017). The Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised Indicator (BSS-RI). BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 17:277.

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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.

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Omani-Samani, R., Hollins Martin, C., Martin, C., Ghareri, S.M.A., Navid, B. (2019). The Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised Indicator (BSS-RI): A Validation Study in Iranian Mothers. The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine.

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Procter, S., Hollins Martin, C.J., Larkin, D. and Martin, C.R. (2017). Woman’s experience of childbirth: Qualitative analysis from data derived from the 30-item Birth Satisfaction Scale. The Scientific Pages of Nursing. 1(1):10-17.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Nespoli, A., Colciago, E., Fumagalli, S., Locatelli, A., Hollins Martin, C.J., Martin, C.R. (2020). Validation and factor structure of the Italian version of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R). Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology. DOI: 10.1080/02646838.2020.1836333

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Nasiri, S., Kariman, N., Ozgoli, G. (2020). Psychometric properties of the Iranian version of Birth Satisfaction Scale‑Revised. Journal of Research in Medical Sciences. 25:90. DOI:10.4103/jrms.JRMS_248_19

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Martin, C.R., Jefford, E., Hollins Martin, C.J. (2020). 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. 10(3):140-150.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1891/IJCBIRTH-D-20-00006

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Reference list of translation papers


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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.

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Reference list of papers citing the BSS-R


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Alfaro Blazquez, R., Corchon, S., Ferrer Ferrandiz, E. (2017). Validity of instruments for measuring the satisfaction of a woman and her partner with care received during labour and childbirth: systematic review. Midwifery. 55(2017): 103–112.

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Blankstein Breman, R., Storr, C.J., Paul, J., LeClair, M., Johantgen, M. (2019). Women’s prenatal and labor experiences in a hospital with an early-labor lounge. Nursing for Women’s Health. 23(4): 297-308.

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Harrison, S., Alderdice, F., Henderson. J., Quigley, M.A., Barnard, E.M. (2018). You and your baby: a national survey of health care. Policy Research Unit in Maternal Health & Care (PRU-MHC) National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit Nuffield Department of Population Health University of Oxford. ISBN: 978-0-9956854-5-1

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Cetin, F.C., Sezer, A., Merih, Y.D. (2015). The birth satisfaction scale: Turkish adaptation, validation and reliability study. Nursing Services. 2(2):142-150.

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Hinic, K. (2016). Predictors of Breastfeeding Confidence in the Early Postpartum Period. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing. 45, 649–660.

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International Consortium for Health Outcome Measures (ICHOM). Adopted the 10-item-BSS-R into the ICHOM Standard Set for Pregnancy and Childbirth in 2016.

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Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L., Talya Miron-Shatz, T. (2019).“If only I had . . .”: Regrets from women with an unplanned cesarean delivery. Journal of Health Psychology.

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Lee, N.J., Neal, J., Lowe, N.K., Kildeal, S.V. (2017). Comparing different partograph designs for use in standard labor care: A Pilot Randomized Trial. Maternal Child Health Journal.

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Nijagal, A.M., Wissig, S., Stowell, C., Olson, E., Amer-Wahlin, I. et al. (2018). Standardized outcome measures for pregnancy and childbirth, an ICHOM proposal. BMC Health Services Research. 18: 953.

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Nilver, T., Begley, C., Berg, M. (2017). Measuring women’s childbirth experiences: a systematic review for identification and analysis of validated instruments. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 17:203.

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Rahimi-Kian, F., Shirin Shahbazi, S., Mohammadi, S., Haghani, S. (2018). The effects of ice pack application on pain intensity in the active phase of labor and on birth satisfaction among primiparous women. Nurse Practice Today. 5(3): 355-362.

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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.

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Tancred, T., Schellenberg, J., Marchant, T. (2015). Using mixed methods to evaluate perceived quality of care in southern Tanzania. International Journal for Quality in Health Care. 28(2), 233–239. Doi: 10.1093/intqhc/mzw002

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Turnbull. D., Salter, A., , Simpson, B., Mol, B.W., Chandraharan, E., McPhee, A., Symonds, I., Bento, M., Kuah, S., Matthews, G., Howard, K., Wilkinson, C. (2019). Comparing the effect of Stan (cardiotocographic electronic fetal monitoring (CTG) plus analysis of the ST segment of the fetal electrocardiogram) with CTG alone on emergency caesarean section rates: study protocol for the Stan Australian Randomised controlled Trial (START). BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 20: 539 Doi.org/10.1186/s13063-019-3640-9

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Hamm, R.F., Srinivas, S.K., Levine, L.D. (2019) Risk factors and racial disparities related to low maternal birth satisfaction with labor induction: a prospective, cohort study. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth (2019).19:530 Doi.org/10.1186/s12884-019-2658-z

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Nahaee, J., Mohammad-Alizadeh-Charandabi, S., Abbas-Alizadeh, F., Martin, C.R., 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. 20:408. Doi.org/10.1186/s12884-020-03105-5

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Akköz Çevik, S., Incedal. I. (2020). The effect of reflexology on labor pain, anxiety, labor duration, and birth satisfaction in primiparous pregnant women: a randomized controlled trial, Health Care for Women International. DOI: 10.1080/07399332.2020.1800014

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Harrison, S.E., Ayers, S., Quigley, M.A., Stein, A., Alderdice, F. (2020). Prevalence and factors associated with postpartum posttraumatic stress in a population-based maternity survey in England. Journal of AffectiveDisorder. 279: 749-756. Doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2020.11.102

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Hamm, R.F., McCoy, J., Oladuja, A., Bogna, H.R., Elovitz, M.A., Morales, K.H., Srinivas, S.K., Levine, L.D. (2020). Maternal morbidity and birth satisfaction after implementation of a validated calculator to predict cesarean delivery during labor Induction. JAMA Netw Open. 3(11):e2025582. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.25582

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Loy, S.L., Thilagamangai, T,J. et al. (2021). A Community-enabled Readiness for first 1000 Days Learning Ecosystem (CRADLE) for first-time families: study protocol of a three-arm randomised controlled trial. Trials. 22, 191 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-021-05144-5

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Hemmatzadeh, S., Abbasalizadeh, F., Mohammad- Alizadeh-Charandabi, S., Jafarabady, M.A., Mirghafourva, M. (2021). Developing and validating the Caesarean risk assessment nomogram and comparing the effect of cervical ripening balloon, evening primrose oil and misoprostol on childbirth outcomes in term pregnancies: A study protocol. Nursing Open. 2021;00:1–9. DOI: 10.1002/nop2.846

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Fumagalli, S., Colciago, E., Antolini, L., Riva, A., Nespoli, A., & Locatelli, A. (2021). Variables related to maternal satisfaction with intrapartum care in Northern Italy. Women and Birth, 34(2): 154-161. doi:10.1016/j.wombi.2020.01.012

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Murry, L.L., Thomas, P., Razdan, G., Kaur, R., Maward, S. (2021). Birth satisfaction among low risk women in a Public Healthcare Center in India. Indian Journal of Continuing Nursing Education. 21:176-80. DOI: 10.4103/IJCN.IJCN_21_19

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Inversetti, A., Fumagalli, S., Nespoli, A., Antolini, L., Mussi, S., Ferrari, D., Locatelli, A. (2020). Childbirth experience and practice changing during COVID-19 pandemic: a prospective cohort study. DOI: 10.22541/au.159741612.23393264

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Janevic, T., Maru, S., Nowlin, S., McCarthy, K., Bergink, V., Stone, J., Dias, J., Wu, S., Howell, E.A. (2021). Pandemic birthing: childbirth satisfaction, perceived health care bias, and postpartum health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Maternal Child Health Journal. 25(6): 860-869. Doi: 10.1007/s10995-021-03158-8.

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Hinic, K. (2021). Coping with the unexpected in childbirth: a thematic analysis
The Journal of Perinatal Education. 30(3). DOI: 10.1891/J-PE-D-20-00061

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Urbanová, E., Škodová, Z., Bašková, M. (2021). The Association between birth satisfaction and the risk of postpartum depression. International Journal Environmental Research and Public Health. 181, 458.
https://doi.org/ 10.3390/ijerph181910458

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Taubman Ben, A., Navon, M., Davidi, O. (2021). Mothers' personal growth in the first year: the role of perceived childbirth experience and support. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 1-11. Doi:10.1080/02646838.2021.1932778

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Eklom, B., Tracy, S., Callander, E. (2021). An exploration of potential output measures to assess efficiency and productivity for labour and birth in Australia. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 21, 703 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-021-04181-x

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Such, T.L., Denny, D.L. (2021). Comfort and satisfaction among women who used different options for analgesia during labor and birth. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing. 50(6): 691-702. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jogn.2021.07.001.

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