Translation and validation of the Hindi-Indian version of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R)

Kant Tiwari, Surya, Murry, Levis, Tallanao, Thuileiphy, Zinderh, Rubi, Joshi, Poonam, Hollins Martin, Caroline, J. and Martin, Colin (2022) Translation and validation of the Hindi-Indian version of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R). The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research. ISSN 1341-8076 (In Press)

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Aim: Critical to maternal outcome and development of a healthy and relationship between mother and baby, is the woman’s perception of her birth experience. The Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R) has been demonstrated to be psychometrically robust, easily administered, and scored self-report measure of birth experience. Aim of the study was to translate the UK-BSS-R into Hindi, collect data, and psychometrically validate an Indian (Hindi)-BSS-R.
Methods: Psychometric assessment of the Indian (Hindi)-BSS-R was undertaken following translation using a cross-sectional design. Evaluation of known-groups validity was undertaken using an embedded between-subjects component. Data was collected from (n=312) postnatal Hindi speaking women in India. Measurement characteristics were assessed using Confirmatory Factor Analysis, Divergent Validity and Internal Consistency Analysis.
Results: The measurement properties of the Indian (Hindi)-BSS-R were observed to be equivocal, with the established tri-dimensional measurement model not achieving best fit to data. Instead, an alternative two-factor model offered an excellent fit to data. Significant differences were observed between Indian (Hindi)-BSS-R scores and family type and gestation term status, which highlights the relevance of these contextual aspects to the Indian birth experience. Internal consistency was observed to be low on some sub-scales, indicating the potential need for future revision.
Conclusions: The Indian (Hindi)-BSS-R is a measure of birth experience, which accepting some measurement caveats, is acceptable for use with Hindi speaking women in India. Further research is required to determine if modification of some of the items is required to improve internal consistency.

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: 14 Dec 2022 10:18
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2024 01:38

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