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Table 6 Quantity of neutral/professional and negative behaviours

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

Behaviour Study mean Standard deviation Lowest frequency Highest frequency
Neutral professional demeanour 37.7 29.3 1.6 122.2
Lack of attentiveness 26.2 26.4 0 112.7
Lack of proximity 6.9 6.9 0 31.6
Negative behaviours 11.6 16.3 0 101.4
Negative demeanour 2.6 12.1 0 83.9
Negative emotional 3.2 2.0 0 10.7
Negative tangible 0.3 1.5 0 10.7
Negative partner 0.09 0.3 0 1.9
Negative Information 1.3 2.8 0 15
Negative taking control 3.9 6.3 0 34.1