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Pre- and during-labour predictors of low birth satisfaction among Iranian women: a prospective analytical study

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Nahaee, J., Mohammad-Alizadeh-Charandabi, S., Abbas-Alizadeh, F., Martin, C. R., Hollins Martin, C. J., Mirghafourvand, M., & Hassankhani, H. (2020)
Pre- and during-labour predictors of low birth satisfaction among Iranian women: a prospective analytical study. BMC pregnancy and childbirth, 20, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-020-03105-5
Background Maternal childbirth dissatisfaction has short- and long-term negative effects on the mothers’ health and life, as well as on relation with her child and family. Due...

An exploratory Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) of childbearing women's perceptions of risk associated with having a high Body Mass Index (BMI)

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Norris, G., Hollins Martin, C. J., & Dickson, A. (in press)
An exploratory Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) of childbearing women's perceptions of risk associated with having a high Body Mass Index (BMI). Midwifery, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2020.102789
Background: In 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) labelled 13% of the world's adult population as obese. This increase in obesity is accompanied by mortality and morbid...

Measuring women's experiences of childbirth using the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R)

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Hollins Martin, C. J., Jimenez Martinez, L., & Martin, C. R. (2020)
Measuring women's experiences of childbirth using the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R). British Journal of Midwifery, 28(5), 306-312
Birth satisfaction relates to women's perceptions of their childbirth experience, with importance placed on the midwife to improve standards of the intranatal care provided. W...

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...

Adolescents in Scotland: Challenges and Opportunities for Sexual Risk Reduction

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Morrison-Beedy, D., Martin, C. H., Pow, J., & Elliott, L. (2019)
Adolescents in Scotland: Challenges and Opportunities for Sexual Risk Reduction. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 30(6), 619-629. https://doi.org/10.1097/jnc.0000000000000095
Sexually transmitted infections, HIV, and unplanned pregnancy challenge the health of Scottish teens. We conducted focus groups with teens (ages 16-19 years) recruited from an...

Midwives’ views of changing to a Continuity of Midwifery Care (CMC) model in Scotland: a baseline survey

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Hollins Martin, C. J., MacArthur, J., Martin, C. R., & McInnes, R. J. (in press)
Midwives’ views of changing to a Continuity of Midwifery Care (CMC) model in Scotland: a baseline survey. Women and Birth, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2019.08.005
Background: There is good evidence that Continuity of Midwifery Care (CMC) is associated with improved clinical outcomes, greater maternal satisfaction, and improved work expe...

The Scottish clinical supervision model for midwives

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Key, S., Marshall, H., & Hollins Martin, C. J. (2019)
The Scottish clinical supervision model for midwives. British Journal of Midwifery, 27(10), https://doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2019.27.10.655
Following a change in UK legislation, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) model of statutory supervision for midwives ceased in 2017. In response, the Scottish Government ...

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...

Disempowered midwives and traumatised women: exploring the parallel processes of care provider interaction that contribute to women developing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) post childbirth

Journal Article
Patterson, J., Hollins-Martin, C. J., & Karatzias, T. (2019)
Disempowered midwives and traumatised women: exploring the parallel processes of care provider interaction that contribute to women developing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) post childbirth. Midwifery, 76, 21-35. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2019.05.010
Background: Around 4% of women develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Post Childbirth (PTSD-PC). During childbirth a woman’s perception of her care provider’s interpersonal ve...
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The influence of 'antenatal relaxation classes' on childbirth experiences and women's psychological wellbeing: a mixed method study

2019 - date
Director of Studies: Prof Caroline Hollins-Martin | Second Supervisor: Dr Sonya MacVicar

An evaluation of the use of natural elements to benefit midwives’ health and wellbeing when implemented into the indoor environments of clinical settings

2019 - date
Natalie Bain-Reguis | Director of Studies: Dr Andrew Smith | Second Supervisor: Prof Caroline Hollins-Martin

Student midwives' experiences of factors within midwifery curriculum that facilitate or inhibit their effectiveness to work within the new 'best start' model of maternity care

2019 - date
Gillian Moncrieff | Director of Studies: Dr Sonya MacVicar | Second Supervisor: Miss Gail Norris

The research context, rationale and summary of progress for a proposal to pilot a Compassionate Mind Training (CMT) educational programme for student midwives and nurses

2018 - date
Gavin Cullen | Director of Studies: Prof Caroline Hollins-Martin | Second Supervisor: Dr Brian Williams

Shattered expectations: the experience of provider interaction from the perspectives of women with post traumatic stress disorder post childbirth, and midwives. An interpretative phenomenological analysis

2015 - 2019
Jenny Patterson | Director of Studies: Prof Caroline Hollins-Martin | Second Supervisor: Prof Thanos Karatzias

Exploring the views and experiences of parents caring for their infants with Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH): An interpretative phenomenological analysis

2014 - 2019
Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DD...
Claire Poole | Director of Studies: Dr Brian Williams | Second Supervisor: Prof Caroline Hollins-Martin

Labelled "high risk": Exploring perception of risk during childbirth in women with an increased BMI >35kg/m2

2013 - 2019
Miss Gail Norris | Director of Studies: Prof Caroline Hollins-Martin | Second Supervisor: Dr Zoe Chouliara

Interpersonal trauma, substance misuse and pregnancy: a phenomenological exploration of pregnant women and midwives in Scotland

2013 - 2018
Dr Naomi Waddell | Director of Studies: Prof Thanos Karatzias | Second Supervisor: Michael Brown

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