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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...

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

Journal Article
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...

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 ...

Childhood Abuse and Current Intimate Partner Violence: A Population Study in Hong Kong

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Yan, E., & Karatzias, T. (2020)
Childhood Abuse and Current Intimate Partner Violence: A Population Study in Hong Kong. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 35(1-2), 233-251. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260516682521
Previous studies have established that childhood violence victimization is associated with current experience of intimate partner violence (IPV). Existing literature, however,...

Organic vs. functional neurological disorders: The role of childhood psychological trauma

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Karatzias, T., Howard, R., Power, K., Socherel, F., Heath, C., & Livingstone, A. (2017)
Organic vs. functional neurological disorders: The role of childhood psychological trauma. Child Abuse and Neglect, 63, 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2016.11.011
Although the relationship between psychological trauma and medically unexplained symptoms (MUS) is well established, this relationship is less well understood in people with m...

Midwives’ experiences of asking the Whooley questions to assess current mental health: a qualitative interpretive study

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McGlone, C., Hollins Martin, C. J., & Furber, C. (2016)
Midwives’ experiences of asking the Whooley questions to assess current mental health: a qualitative interpretive study. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 34(4), 383-393. https://doi.org/10.1080/02646838.2016.1188278
Backgound: Perinatal Mental Illness (PMI) is a key cause of maternal mortality and morbidity in the UK, with one goal of midwives to identify those at risk during pregnancy. A...