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The Oxford Worries about Labour Scale: women's experience and measurement characteristics of a measure of maternal concern about labour and birth.

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This study describes the measurement characteristics of a short (9-item) multi-dimensional measure of worry about labour and birth, the Oxford Worries about Labour Scale (OWLS-9), and its use in a large-scale study of women's experience of care. The data utilised were from 2960 women who participated in a national survey of a random sample of women who had recently given birth in England. Exploratory factor analysis revealed three sub-scales within the instrument assessing specific concerns a...

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10.1080/13548500802707159

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Redshaw, M More by this author
Hockley, C More by this author
Journal:
Psychology, health and medicine
Volume:
14
Issue:
3
Pages:
354-366
Publication date:
2009-05-05
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EISSN:
1465-3966
ISSN:
1354-8506
URN:
uuid:e9fe6ef1-0cba-4ce6-9aeb-aa7f9c7e5380
Source identifiers:
244394
Local pid:
pubs:244394

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