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Psychometric Field Test of Hung’s Postpartum Stress Scale, Dr. Barbara Mott

Dr. Barbara Mott, Department of Nursing

Monday, October 30th, 2017  At 12:00 PM
Byrd Center For Legislative Studies Auditorium

Hung’s Postpartum Stress Scale (HPSS) was developed to measure postpartum stress in Taiwanese women. Although this instrument is also administered to women from the United States, many questions lack relevancy to the American culture. This psychometric field test will evaluate the HPSS for conciseness and cultural appropriateness to the United States population.


Dr. Barbara Mott joined Shepherd University in 2015 as an assistant professor of nursing education, where she teaches pediatrics and nursing informatics. As a registered nurse for 27 years, Dr. Mott has extensive experience in the areas of pediatric, neonatal intensive care, pediatric intensive care, and obstetric nursing. She received her PhD from the New Mexico State University, where her dissertation quantified the relationship between nurse caring behaviors and a first-time mother’s maternal confidence. Dr. Mott presented this dissertation to the Western Institute of Nursing in 2015, and her manuscript, “Measurement of Swanson’s Theory of Caring Using Primiparous Mothers,” was published in 2016 by the International Journal for Human Caring. Dr. Mott also presented research findings on the predictors of maternal confidence (2015) and the predictors of maternal depression (2016) to the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS) in Washington, DC.