Senior Lecturer, Senior Teaching Fellow
Professor in Maternal Health
Lecturer in Child Health Nursing
MacVicar, S. (2017). Breastfeeding and opiate dependency. RcM Midwives, (34). ISSN 1479-2915
Breastfeeding and opiate dependency: My PhD Summary. A lecturer at Edinburgh Napier University on her doctoral study.
MacVicar, S. Ibris Study: intervention supporting breastfeeding in substance dependency. (Thesis). Robert Gordon University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/1023772
Introduction: Breastfeeding offers the substance exposed mother and
child potential short and long-term health benefits, with breast milk shown to alleviate the severity of Ne...
Macvicar, S., & Kelly, L. E. (in press). Systematic mixed study review of non-pharmacological management of neonatal abstinence syndrome. Birth,
Background: Neonatal abstinence syndrome is a multi-system disorder resulting from exposure to maternal addictive substance use in pregnancy. Withdrawal is characterized by ne...
Chief Scientists Office
Approximately 3,500 women in the UK experience the trauma of perinatal loss each year. Up to 39% go on to develop perinatal PTSD. There is no effective treatment for these women, but EMDR is effective...
The overall aim of the evaluation is to explore the experience and assess how successfully the Care 24 service meets the intended aims of the service initiative from the perspectives of families who h...
Lay summary: The sun can be harmful. If children/adolescents get sunburnt five or more times, they are twice as likely to get skin cancer as an adult. The sun can be beneficial. It is a source of vita...
McInnes, R. J., Gillespie, N., Crossland, N., Moran, V. H., & Hoddinott, P. (in press). Women's views about a free breast pump service: an online survey to inform intervention development. Maternal and Child Nutrition, e12745. doi:10.1111/mcn.12745
Improving breastfeeding outcomes is a global priority, however, in the UK continuation of breastfeeding remains low. Growing empirical evidence suggests a free breast pump ser...
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. doi: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...
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...
Serhatlıoğlu, S. G., Karahan, N., Hollins Martin, C. J., & Martin, C. R. (2018). Construct and content validity of the Turkish Birth Satisfaction Scale – Revised (T-BSS-R). Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 36(3), (235-245). doi:10.1080/02646838.2018.1443322. ISSN 0264-6838
Background: The Birth Satisfaction Scale – Revised (BSS-R) is a valid and reliable scale designed to assess women’s experiences of labour and childbirth.
Objective: To assess...
Yates, P., & Allardyce, S. (in press). Working with children and young people who have displayed harmful sexual behaviour
‘At a time when a better-informed picture about the realities of child sexual abuse is urgently needed, this book provides a vital part of this complex jigsaw’ from the Forewo...
Forbes-McKay, K. E., MacVicar, S., & Humphrey, T. (2018). Breastfeeding and the substance-exposed mother and baby. Birth, doi:10.1111/birt.12338
Background: Breastfeeding rates are typically low for women with a substance use disorder. This is despite the specific benefit of breastfeeding to alleviate the severity of n...
Jefford, E., Hollins Martin, C. J., & Martin, C. R. (2017). Development and validation of the Australian version of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R). Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 36(1), (42-58). doi:10.1080/02646838.2017.1396302. ISSN 0264-6838
Objective and background: The 10-item Birth Satisfaction Scale-
Revised (BSS-R) has recently been endorsed by international expert
consensus for global use as the birth satisf...
Edwards, M., Jepson, R., & McInnes, R. (2018). Breastfeeding initiation: an in-depth qualitative analysis of the perspectives of women and midwives using Social Cognitive Theory. Midwifery, 57, (8-17). doi:10.1016/j.midw.2017.10.013. ISSN 0266-6138
To explore women's and midwives’ expectations, knowledge and experiences of breastfeeding initiation using Social Cognitive Theory.
A qualitative study using ...
Martin, C. R., & Hollins Martin, C. J. (2017). Minimum sample size requirements for a validation study of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R). Journal of Nursing and Practice, 1(2), (25-30)
Introduction: The 10-item Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R) is a theoretically anchored and easy to administer multi-dimensional measure of the birth satisfaction const...
Martin, C. R., Hollins Martin, C. & Redshaw, M. (2017). The Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised Indicator (BSS-RI). BMC pregnancy and childbirth. 17(1), 277-286. doi:10.1186/s12884-017-1459-5. ISSN 1471-2393
Background: The current study sought to develop a short birth satisfaction indicator utilising items from the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R) for use as a brief measu...
Bromley, P., Hollins Martin, C. J., & Patterson, J. (2017). Post traumatic stress disorder post childbirth versus postnatal depression: a guide for midwives. British Journal of Midwifery, 25(8), (484-490). doi:10.12968/bjom.2017.25.8.484. ISSN 0969-4900
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder-Post Childbirth (PTSD-PC) is a powerful pathophysiological reaction that occurs in response to experiencing a traumatic birth and affects betwee...
Hollins-Martin, C. (2017). Education for parenthood. In MacDonald, S. & Johnson, G. (Eds.). Mayes' Midwifery, 318-330. (15). Elsevier. ISBN 9780702062117
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Children's Hospice Association Scotland
The aim of the scoping exercise is to inform the development of an education strategy for CHAS relating to the delivery of palliative care for babies, children and young people (BCYP) and their famili...
NHS Health Scotland
This funding is for collaborative workshops to develop data collection tools and intervention components to inform a definitive trial of a breast pump intervention. It is part of the BABI study funded...
The aim of this study is to analyse free text data generated via an online survey with mothers. The survey elicited opinions on the provision of a free breast pump or breast pump hire service for brea...
We have developed an intervention that aims to help pregnant women to stop smoking by sending text messages with embedded behaviour change techniques (BCTs), as part of an engaging story with pictures...
The Melville Trust for Cure and Care of Cancer
It is recognised that teenagers and young people with cancer (and their families) require specialist expert care from allied health professionals (AHPs) (National Institute for Health and Clinical Exc...
Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity
Project transfer in from Stirling University. To develop an acceptable and feasible breast pump incentive intervention for future testing in a trial. To describe NHS and voluntary sector breast pump p...
To adapt our existing brief school-based psycho-educational cancer awareness intervention to focus exclusively on increasing early detection of melanoma among young people (14-15 years) and test ...
Evidence-informed recruitment and retention strategies are required to ensure the nursing workforce has sufficient capacity and capability to deliver care to Scotland’s population. Current ...
Midwifery Transitional Funding - Studentships to fund nurses to study for PhD's