Validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the Optimality Index-US (OI-US) to assess maternity care outcomes

YÜCEL Ç. , Taskin L., LOW L. K.

MIDWIFERY, cilt.31, ss.1135-1142, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 31 Konu: 12
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.midw.2015.08.003
  • Dergi Adı: MIDWIFERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1135-1142


Background: although obstetrical interventions are used commonly in Turkey, there is no standardized evidence-based assessment tool to evaluate maternity care outcomes. The Optimality Index-US (OI-US) is an evidence-based tool that was developed for the purpose of measuring aggregate perinatal care processes and outcomes against an optimal or best possible standard. This index has been validated and used in Netherlands, USA and UK until now.