MGI translation paper in Midwifery

Bournemouth University’s Professor Edwin van Teijlingen, together with Susanne Grylka-Baeschlin, Kathrin Stoll and Mechthild Gross, have had a paper published in Midwifery, describing the systematic translation process of the Mother-Generated Index into German and assessing the convergent validity of the German version of the instrument directly after birth and seven weeks postpartum.

The Mother-Generated Index, or MGI, is a validated tool to assess postnatal quality of life originally designed and tested by Dr Andrew Symon at the University of Dundee. This instrument is usually administered several weeks or months after birth and correlates with indices of postpartum mood states and physical complaints.