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Table 1 Individual item distributional characteristics of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised Indicator (BSS-RI) from split-half data set for exploratory factor analysis (N = 2096)

From: The Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised Indicator (BSS-RI)

BSS-RI item BSS-RI Item content Domain Mean SD Skew Kurtosis
BSS-RI 1 I was not distressed at all during laboura Stress 1.00 0.77 −0.01 −1.31
BSS-RI 2 I felt very anxious during my labour and birthb Attributes 1.11 0.77 −0.20 −1.31
BSS-RI 3 I felt well supported by staff during my labour and birtha Quality 1.74 0.52 −1.91 2.77
BSS-RI 4 I found giving birth a distressing experiencea Stress 1.32 0.76 −0.62 −1.03
BSS-RI 5 I felt out of control during my birth experienceb Attributes 1.35 0.75 −0.66 −0.95
BSS-RI 6 The staff communicated well with me during labourb Quality 1.75 0.52 −1.95 2.94
  1. Item scoring: aitems ‘agree’ = 2, ‘agree to some degree’ = 1, ‘disagree’ = 0; bitems ‘agree’ = 0, ‘agree to some degree’ = 1, ‘disagree’ = 2