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The future of midwife-led continuity of care: Call for a dialogue

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Kuipers, Y. J. (2024)
The future of midwife-led continuity of care: Call for a dialogue. Dialogues in Health, 4, Article 100170. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dialog.2024.100170
Background/Purpose: Midwife-led continuity of care (MLCC) is an evidence-based care model positively influencing the health and wellbeing of women and their families. Despite ...

‘Naming and faming’ maternity care providers: A mixed-methods study

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Kuipers, Y., De Bock, V., Van de Craen, N., & Bosmans, V. (2024)
‘Naming and faming’ maternity care providers: A mixed-methods study. Midwifery, 130, 103912. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2023.103912
Background: Positive benchmarking can serve as a catalyst for maternity care improvement. Aim: To retrospectively benchmark Flemish maternity care providers’ qualities, base...

Evaluation of a web-based intervention to optimize perinatal emotional wellbeing: A nested case-control study

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Kuipers, Y. J., Bleijenbergh, R., Rimaux, S., & Mestdagh, E. (2024)
Evaluation of a web-based intervention to optimize perinatal emotional wellbeing: A nested case-control study. International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology, 24(1), Article 100422. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijchp.2023.100422
Background/Objective: WazzUp Mama© is a remotely delivered web-based tailored intervention to prevent and reduce perinatal emotional distress, originally developed in the Net...

Systematic Review of the Content Validity of Patient Reported Outcome Measures of Transition to Parenthood

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Beeck, E. V., Van den Branden, L., Bramer, W. M., & Kuipers, Y. (in press)
Systematic Review of the Content Validity of Patient Reported Outcome Measures of Transition to Parenthood. Evaluation and the Health Professions, https://doi.org/10.1177/01632787221127382
This review aims to identify self-report instruments examining aspects of transition to parenthood for use in practice and research. After performing a literature search in Em...

The validation of the brief COPE in a Belgian perinatal population

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van Gils, Y., Bleijenbergh, R., Brosens, C., Van den Branden, L., Rimaux, S., & Kuipers, Y. J. (2022)
The validation of the brief COPE in a Belgian perinatal population. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 26, 2050-2059. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10995-022-03476-5
Introduction: The Brief Coping Orientation to Problems Experienced (Brief-COPE) measures individuals’ coping strategies. There is limited evidence on the psychometric properti...

Developing a woman‐centered, inclusive definition of positive childbirth experiences: A discussion paper

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Leinweber, J., Fontein‐Kuipers, Y., Karlsdottir, S. I., Ekström‐Bergström, A., Nilsson, C., Stramrood, C., & Thomson, G. (in press)
Developing a woman‐centered, inclusive definition of positive childbirth experiences: A discussion paper. Birth, https://doi.org/10.1111/birt.12666
Introduction: A positive childbirth experience promotes women’s health, both during and beyond the perinatal period. Understanding what constitutes a positive childbirth exper...

Psychological health of pregnant and postpartum women before and during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Presentation / Conference
Kuipers, Y. (2022, May)
Psychological health of pregnant and postpartum women before and during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Presented at Nordic Midwifery Congress (NJF), Helsinki
Background: The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to influence psychological health of pregnant and postpartum women. Methods: We conducted a non-concurrent cross-sectional study a...

Psychological health of pregnant and postpartum women before and during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Kuipers, Y., & Mestdagh, E. (2022, May)
Psychological health of pregnant and postpartum women before and during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Paper presented at NJF Congress 2022, Helsinki, Finland
Background The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to influence psychological health of pregnant and postpartum women. Methods We conducted a non-concurrent cross-sectional study amo...

The social conception of space of birth narrated by women with negative and traumatic birth experiences

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Kuipers, Y. J., Thomson, G., Goberna-Tricas, J., Zurera, A., Hresanová, E., Temesgenová, N., …Leinweber, J. (in press)
The social conception of space of birth narrated by women with negative and traumatic birth experiences. Women and Birth, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2022.04.013
Background: Many women experience giving birth as a negative or even as a traumatic event. Birth space and its occupants are fundamentally interconnected with negative and tra...

Midwifery-led care: A single mixed-methods synthesis

Journal Article
Kuipers, Y., Degraeve, J., Bosmans, V., Thaels, E., & Mestdagh, E. (in press)
Midwifery-led care: A single mixed-methods synthesis. International Journal of Healthcare Management, https://doi.org/10.1080/20479700.2022.2070824
Background: Midwifery Led Care (MLC) has shown to be beneficial for women and for midwives. The implementation of MLC remains challenging. Objective: To explore the utility ...
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Translating informed consent in Scottish maternity services

2022 - 2022
This project examines informed consent during pregnancy, labour and birth in the case of parents with limited English-proficiency (LEP) in Scotland (e.g. refugees and asylum seekers who have recently ...
Funder: Royal Society of Edinburgh | Value: £500

The Bassett Scholarship for improving midwifery perinatal bereavement care in Lothian

2020 - 2024
This proposal will provide a midwife interested in the area of bereavement the opportunity to undertake a PhD over a 3 year period. This undertaking will develop skills and understanding of midwives w...
Funder: NHS Lothian | Value: £70,356

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) post perinatal loss: investigating final details for pilot trial and feasibility study

2019 - 2019
Approximately 3,500 women in the UK experience the trauma of perinatal loss each year. Up to 39% go on to develop perinatal PTSD. There is no effective treatment for these women, but EMDR is effective...
Funder: Chief Scientists Office | Value: £33,319

Slowing the flow of zero day admissions to hospital: data linkage to inform intervention prioritisation along paediatric referral pathways

2019 - 2021
The number of children admitted to Scottish hospitals continues to rise, and this is due to cases admitted and discharged on the same day (“zero day admissions”). We do not currently know how best to ...
Funder: Chief Scientists Office | Value: £19,237

An evaluation of the Care 24 service

2018 - 2022
The overall aim of the evaluation is to explore the experience and assess how successfully the Care 24 service meets the intended aims of the service initiative from the perspectives of families who h...
Funder: NHS Lothian | Value: £43,255

A brief school-based intervention to reduce sunburn in adolescence: A feasibility study

2018 - 2018
Lay summary: The sun can be harmful. If children/adolescents get sunburnt five or more times, they are twice as likely to get skin cancer as an adult. The sun can be beneficial. It is a source of vita...
Funder: Chief Scientists Office | Value: £1,273

NIHR global group: reducing childhood mortality through prevention of preterm birth mortality and morbidity and stillbirth.

2018 - 2021
Our NIHR global health research group will develop and implement clinical strategies to reduce preterm birth and stillbirth related morbidity and mortality, and provide a platform for future clinical ...
Funder: National Institute for Health Research | Value: £20,564

Scoping exercise to inform the development of an education strategy for the Children’s Hospice Across Scotland (CHAS)

2017 - 2019
The aim of the scoping exercise is to inform the development of an education strategy for CHAS relating to the delivery of palliative care for babies, children and young people (BCYP) and their famili...
Funder: Children's Hospice Association Scotland | Value: £23,203

Breastfeeding and breast pumps - project development

2017 - 2019
Improving breastfeeding outcomes is an international and national priority for infant and maternal health. However, breastfeeding rates in Scotland are amongst the lowest in Europe and the duration o...
Funder: Scottish Government | Value: £73,971

Breast pumps survey analysis

2017 - 2018
The aim of this study is to analyse free text data generated via an online survey with mothers. The survey elicited opinions on the provision of a free breast pump or breast pump hire service for brea...
Funder: NHS Health Scotland | Value: £9,221

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