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Table 3 Responses on the "body sense" factor of the CBE-Scale at baseline and 5 years postpartum

From: A longitudinal study of women’s memories of their childbirth experiences at five years postpartum

Response after childbirth Response after 5 years Two-sample test Concordance rate
Yes No I don’t remember
n (%) n (%) n (%)
5. Did you feel that you were in control during childbirth?
 Yes 187 (77.3) 53 (21.9) 2 (0.8) < 0.001 58.3%
 No 155 (55.6) 117 (41.9) 7 (2.5)   
6. Did you feel that you had your own pace and rhythm during childbirth?
 Yes 260 (74.9) 84 (24.2) 3 (0.9) < 0.001 65.6%
 No 89 (50.6) 83 (47.2) 4 (2.3)   
7. Were you able to believe in yourself during childbirth?
 Yes 375 (93.3) 21 (5.2) 6 (1.5) < 0.001 77.9%
 No 85 (69.7) 33 (27.0) 4 (3.3)   
8. Were you able to express yourself in an honest way during the childbirth?
 Yes 457 (92.1) 39 (7.9) 0 (0.0) < 0.001 84.3%
 No 48 (56.5) 33 (38.8) 4 (4.7)   
9. Did you understand what was happening to your body during the childbirth?
 Yes 355 (84.5) 64 (15.2) 1 (0.2) < 0.001 75.0%
 No 63 (60.6) 38 (36.5) 3 (2.9)   
10. Were you at ease during the childbirth?
 Yes 167 (72.6) 60 (26.1) 3 (1.3) = 0.021 67.0%
 No 109 (36.9) 185 (62.7) 1 (0.3)