Translation and validation of the Breast-feeding Self-efficacy Scale into Turkish

Eksioglu A. B. , Ceber E.

MIDWIFERY, vol.27, no.6, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.midw.2010.10.009
  • Title of Journal : MIDWIFERY
  • Keywords: Breast feeding, Breast-feeding self-efficacy, Psychometric testing, EARLY TERMINATION, DURATION, CONFIDENCE, PREDICTORS


Background: recent research indicates that most mothers give up breast feeding their infants early in the postpartum period due to difficulties with breast feeding and the belief that they are inefficient at breast feeding. Using self-efficacy theory as a conceptual framework to measure breast-feeding confidence, a Turkish version of the Breast-feeding Self-Efficacy Scale (BSES) was developed and psychometrically tested among Turkish mothers.