The birth satisfaction scale

Caroline J. Hollins Martin, Valerie Fleming

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The purpose of this paper is to develop a psychometric scale – the birth satisfaction scale (BSS) – for assessing women's birth perceptions. Literature review and transcribed research-based perceived birth satisfaction and dissatisfaction expression statements were converted into a scored questionnaire.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011


  • birth satisfaction scale
  • BSS
  • psychometric scale


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