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The understanding bereavement evaluation tool (UBET) for midwives: factor structure and clinical research applications.

  Background: the NMSF (2009) survey reported that bereavement midwife care was inadequate in a number
of UK NHS Trusts. Using a small grant from the Scottish government, 3 experienced midwifery lecturers designed an interactive workbook called “shaping bereavement care for midwives in clinical practice” for the purpose of improving delivery of bereavement education to student midwives. An instrument called the understanding bereavement evaluation tool (UBET) was designed to measure effectiveness of the workbook at equipping students with essential knowledge.
Aim: to assess validity and reliability of the UBET at measuring midwives' self-perceptions of knowledge surrounding delivery of bereavement care to childbearing women, partners and families who have experienced
childbirth related bereavement.
Method: an evaluative audit using the UBET was undertaken to explore student midwives' (n=179) self perceived knowledge levels before and after the workbook intervention. Validity tests have shown that the
UBET, (6-item version), could be considered a psychometrically robust instrument for assessing students'
knowledge gain. PCA identified that the UBET comprised two sub-scales (theoretical knowledge base — Q 1,2 & 3 and psychosocial elements of care delivery — Q 4, 5 & 6).
Discussion: data has shown that the easy to administer and short 6-item UBET is a valid and reliable tool for
educators to measure success at delivering education using the “shaping bereavement care for midwives in
clinical practice” work book.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    04 January 2013

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Elsevier

  • DOI:

    10.1016/j.nedt.2012.11.019

  • ISSN:

    0260-6917

Citation

Hollins Martin, C. J., Forrest, E., Wylie, L., & Martin, C. R. (2013). The understanding bereavement evaluation tool (UBET) for midwives: factor structure and clinical research applications. Nurse Education Today, 33, 1153-1159. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2012.11.019

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Keywords

Bereavement; education; evaluation; loss; midwifery; miscarriage; stillbirth; teaching;

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