The London Measure of Unplanned Pregnancy (LMUP)            

Evaluation of the LMUP in Dutch in Belgium

Dr Joline Goossens, Prof Sofie Verhaeghe, Prof Van Hecke, Prof Beeckman and colleagues, University of Ghent, Belgium, are carrying out an evaluation of the LMUP in Dutch in Belgium among women with recent births. As with the original UK LMUP, the Dutch LMUP is self-completion format. A paper reporting the results of the psychometric evaluation has been submitted for publication.

The LMUP in Dutch is available to download here.

One previous paper, reporting LMUP findings, has been published from the same study:

Goossens J, Van Den Branden Y, Van der Sluys L, Delbaere I, Van Hecke A, Verhaeghe S, Beeckman D. 2016 The prevalence of unplanned pregnancy ending in birth, associated factors and health outcomes Human Reproduction 31;12: 2821-2833 (Abstract)

In addition to the work by Dr Goossens and colleagues, there has been a previous evaluation of the LMUP in Dutch in Belgium by Ms Sarah Dreesden and Dr Els Leuris, University of Louvain. The LMUP was administered to women in abortion and antenatal clinics. The results are presented in an unpublished Master's dissertation.