McCrea, H, Wright, M and Stringer, Maurice (2000) The development of a scale to assess control in pain management during labour. JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTIVE AND INFANT PSYCHOLOGY, 18 (2). pp. 105-115. [Journal article]
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A questionnaire containing 120 rules assessing control in pain management during labour was administered to 300 women within 48 hours of their delivery. Mothers rated each rule on a 7-point Likert scale. Factor analysis was carried out to identify the factor structure of rule-governed behaviours and to identify potential subscales. Five clearly interpretable factors were identified: Control of Information; Control of Decision-making Control of Emotions; Planning for Control and Compliance with Professional Care. Using a repeated measures design, the instrument was employed to assess the extent to which women exercised control in pain management during labour. The 36-item scale is discussed in terms of its utility and dimensions of control identified by prior research.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Faculties and Schools:||Faculty of Life and Health Sciences|
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Psychology
|Research Institutes and Groups:||Psychology Research Institute > Peace, Conflict & Equality|
Psychology Research Institute
|Deposited By:||Mrs Fiona Harkin|
|Deposited On:||07 Dec 2009 16:17|
|Last Modified:||15 Mar 2012 12:02|
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