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Table 9 Correlations between positive behaviours and assessments of support

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

Midwife behaviours Spearman’s rho Woman’s SCIB score Observer’s global rating of quality
Emotional support Correlation .299* .505**
P value .029 .000
Informational support Correlation .248 .364**
P value .059 .009
Tangible support Correlation .195 .307*
P value .111 .024
Support for partner Correlation .428** .376**
P value .003 .007
Advocacy Correlation -.210 .089
  P value .094 .285
  1. (** = Significance at p value of <0.01, * = Significance at p value of <0.05).