Translation and validation of the Czech Republic version of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R)

Ratislavová, Kateřina, Hendrych Lorenzová, Eva, Hollins Martin, Caroline J. and Martin, Colin (2022) Translation and validation of the Czech Republic version of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R). Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology. ISSN 0264-6838

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Abstract

Background: Satisfaction with the birth experience has been established to be critical for the wellbeing of the mother. The Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R) is a brief and psychometrically robust multi-dimensional self-report tool designed to assess birth experience. The current investigation sought to translate and validate a Czech Republic version of the BSS-R (CZ-BSS-R).
Methods: Following translation psychometric assessment of the CZ-BSS-R was undertaken using a cross-sectional design. A between-subjects design was incorporated in order to evaluate known-groups validity evaluation of the translated measure. 465 Czech-speaking women within the Czech Republic took part in the study. Confirmatory factor analysis was undertaken and divergent and convergent validity and internal consistency characteristics also evaluated.
Results: The CZ-BSS-R was observed to have excellent psychometric properties and conceptually and measurement faithful to the original English-language measure. Consistent with previous investigations using the BSS-R significant differences were found in scores as a function of delivery type.
Conclusions: The CZ-BSS-R is a valid, robust and reliable measure of birth experience and suitable for use with Czech-speaking women in the Czech Republic. The study highlighted that instrument and emergency Caesarean section were associated with a lower level of birth satisfaction compared to vaginal delivery.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: birth satisfaction, birth experience, scales, psychometrics
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Other Departments (Central units) > Research & Enterprise
Depositing User: David Upson-Dale
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2022 10:05
Last Modified: 09 May 2022 14:56
URI: http://oars.uos.ac.uk/id/eprint/2462

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