Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Scandinavian Journal of Public Health

ISSN

14034948

Publisher

SAGE

School

School of Nursing and Midwifery

RAS ID

31574

Comments

This is an author's accepted manuscript of: Mörelius, E., Elander, A., & Saghamre, E. (2021). A Swedish translation and validation of the mother-to-infant bonding scale. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 49(4), 465-470. (SAGE). https://doi.org/10.1177/1403494820910336

Abstract

© Author(s) 2020. Aim: This study aimed to test initial validity, reliability, and feasibility of the Mother-to-Infant Bonding Scale in a sample of Swedish mothers. Methods: A translation was performed through 11 steps using a forward–backward bilingual technique. For criterion validity, the Swedish translation of the Mother-to-Infant Bonding Scale (S-MIBS) was compared with the Postpartum Bonding Questionnaire, sub-scale 1 (PBQ1) and 2 (PBQ2) and Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) in a sample of 63 Swedish mothers. Internal consistency was calculated with Cronbach’s alpha. For feasibility testing, the mothers were asked to grade their experience of S-MIBS and PBQ on a four-point scale. Results: The results show a correlation between S-MIBS and PBQ1 (r=0.80, p<0.001), PBQ2 (r=0.69, p<0.001) and EPDS (r=0.44, p<0.001). Internal consistency was α=0.68. Most mothers (93.1%) found S-MIBS to be easy or very easy to complete compared with PBQ (88.7%). Conclusions: The initial testing of the Swedish translation of the Mother-to-Infant Bonding Scale shows usability to measure the mother’s emotions towards her healthy full-term infant.

DOI

10.1177/1403494820910336

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Research Themes

Health

Priority Areas

Safety and quality in health care

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