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Table 4 Internal consistency of the SMILI

From: Measuring the quality and quantity of professional intrapartum support: testing a computerised systematic observation tool in the clinical setting

Variables tested for internal consistency with one another Cronbach’s alpha
Woman – negative demeanour, neutral demeanour, negative and neutral vocal, negative and neutral facial .563
Woman – positive demeanour, positive vocal, positive facial .857
Partner – negative demeanour, neutral demeanour, far from woman, negative verbal, neutral verbal, negative facial, neutral facial, not touching, ignoring woman .449
Partner – positive demeanour, next to woman, positive verbal, positive facial, supportive touch, engaging with woman .836
Midwife – negative and neutral demeanour, far from woman, negative and neutral vocal, negative and neutral facial, proportion out of room .688
Midwife – positive demeanour, next to or near woman, positive vocal and facial .840
Midwife - positive demeanour, next to or near woman, positive vocal and facial and emotional support .710