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Implementing continuity of midwife carer – just a friendly face? A realist evaluation

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McInnes, R. J., Aitken-Arbuckle, A., Lake, S., Hollins Martin, C., & MacArthur, J. (2020)
Implementing continuity of midwife carer – just a friendly face? A realist evaluation. BMC Health Services Research, 20(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-020-05159-9
Background Good quality midwifery care saves the lives of women and babies. Continuity of midwife carer (CMC), a key component of good quality midwifery care, results in bette...

Optimising the continuity experiences of student midwives: an integrative review

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Moncrieff, G., MacVicar, S., Norris, G., & Hollins Martin, C. J. (in press)
Optimising the continuity experiences of student midwives: an integrative review. Women and Birth, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2020.01.007
Background: In several countries, midwifery students undertake continuity of care experiences as part of their pre-registration education. This is thought to enable the develo...

“Labelled High-Risk”: Exploring perception of risk during childbirth in women with a BMI>35kg/m²

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Norris, G. “Labelled High-Risk”: Exploring perception of risk during childbirth in women with a BMI>35kg/m². (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2389217
This thesis reports on a qualitative exploration of the lived experience of seven pregnant women, medically classified as severely obese, and subsequently labelled as a high-r...

The Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised Indicator (BSS-RI): a validation study in Iranian mothers

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Omani-Samani, R., Hollins Martin, C. J., Martin, C. R., Maroufizadeh, S., Ghaheri, A., & Navid, B. (in press)
The Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised Indicator (BSS-RI): a validation study in Iranian mothers. Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, https://doi.org/10.1080/14767058.2019.1651265
Objective: Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised Indicator (BSS-RI) is a short selfreport instrument designed to measure satisfaction of the childbearing women’s experiences of lab...

Systematic mixed‐study review of nonpharmacological management of neonatal abstinence syndrome

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MacVicar, S., & Kelly, L. E. (2019)
Systematic mixed‐study review of nonpharmacological management of neonatal abstinence syndrome. Birth, 46(3), 428-438. https://doi.org/10.1111/birt.12427
Background: Neonatal abstinence syndrome is a multi-system disorder resulting from exposure to maternal addictive substance use in pregnancy. Withdrawal is characterized by ne...

Mode of birth after caesarean section: individual prediction scores using Scottish population data

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Denham, S. H., Humphrey, T., deLabrusse, C., & Dougall, N. (2019)
Mode of birth after caesarean section: individual prediction scores using Scottish population data. BMC pregnancy and childbirth, 84(19), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-019-2226-6
Background Rising caesarean section (CS) rates are a global health concern. Contemporary data indicates that almost 50% of CS are electively performed, with a high proportion ...

Midwifery continuity of carer: Developing a realist evaluation framework to evaluate the implementation of strategic change in Scotland

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McInnes, R. J., Martin, C. J. H., & MacArthur, J. (2018)
Midwifery continuity of carer: Developing a realist evaluation framework to evaluate the implementation of strategic change in Scotland. Midwifery, 66, 103-110. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2018.07.007
Midwifery continuity of carer (MCC) models result in better clinical outcomes for women and offer midwives a superior way of working when compared to other models of maternity...

The Birth Satisfaction Scale – Revised (BSS-R): should the subscale scores or the total score be used?

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Martin, C. R., Hollins Martin, C. J., Burduli, E., Barbosa-Leiker, C., Donovan-Batson, C., & Fleming, S. E. (2018)
The Birth Satisfaction Scale – Revised (BSS-R): should the subscale scores or the total score be used?. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 36(5), 530-535. https://doi.org/10.1080/02646838.2018.1490498
Objective and background: The 10-item Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R) is increasingly being used internationally as the instrument of choice for the assessment of bi...

Systematic review of tube-fed preterm infants in the home supported within a family-centered program

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Menczykowski, L., MacVicar, S., Moylan, A., & Hollins Martin, C. J. (2018)
Systematic review of tube-fed preterm infants in the home supported within a family-centered program. Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 24(6), 297-305. doi:10.1016/j.jnn.2018.06.006
There is a growing need and demand to redesign neonatal services to place a focus on family-centered care provided locally. Early discharge training programs that prepare pare...

Characterisation of GABAA receptors and cation-chloride cotransporters in the uterus and their role in pre-term labour

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Sutherland, M. L. Characterisation of GABAA receptors and cation-chloride cotransporters in the uterus and their role in pre-term labour. (Thesis)
Edinburgh napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/1255142
GABAA receptor (GABAAR) function may be inhibitory or excitatory in the brain depending on the chloride electrochemical gradient over the neuronal membrane. This gradient is t...

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