A tool to measure fathers’ attitudes and needs in relation to birth

Caroline J. Hollins Martin

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Abstract

The aim was to develop a scale—the Birth Participation Scale (BPS)—which midwives can use to measure fathers’ attitudes and needs in relation to birth participation. The objectives were to use the BPS to: detect whether fathers genuinely want to be present at the birth; identify localized perceptions and fears fathers may have about birth participation; and ascertain whether being present at the birth was a rewarding experience.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)432-437
Number of pages6
JournalBritish Journal of Midwifery
Volume16
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2008

Keywords

  • midwifery
  • birth participation scale
  • BPS
  • fathers

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