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Table 5 Association between MGI scores and variables relating to care during pregnancy and labour

From: Cultural differences in postnatal quality of life among German-speaking women – a prospective survey in two countries

Associations between MGI scores and care during pregnancy & labour Total sample German hospital Swiss hospital
Information during pregnancy 1
MGI primary score 3 days n 117 68 49
r, p 0.21, 0.02* −0.05, 0.72 0.49, <0.001*
MGI secondary score 3 days n 110 65 45
r, p 0.16, 0.10 −0.02, 0.89 0.43, <0.01*
MGI primary score 7 weeks n 81 44 37
r, p 0.12, 0.29 −0.04, 0.82 0.24, 0.15
MGI secondary score 7 weeks n 72 39 33
r, p 0.10, 0.43 0.03, 0.87 0.16, 0.38
Birth experience 1
MGI primary score 3 days n 118 71 47
r, p 0.12, 0.20 0.04, 0.72 0.20, 0.18
MGI secondary score 3 days n 112 68 44
r, p 0.17, 0.08 0.22, 0.08 0.06, 0.69
MGI primary score 7 weeks n 81 44 37
r, p 0.33, <0.01 0.41, < 0.01 0.26, 0.12
MGI secondary score 7 weeks n 71 39 32
r, p 0.34, <0.01 0.44, < 0.01 0.23, 0.20
Epidural 2
MGI primary score 3 days n 98 61 37
t-test, p −1.90, 0.06 −1.01, 0.32 −1.53, 0.14
MGI secondary score 3 days n 94 58 36
U, p 770.00, 0.03* 340.50, 0.21 64.00, 0.13
MGI primary score 7 weeks n 72 39 33
t-test, p −3.04, <0.01* −1.26, 0.22 −3.16, <0.01*
MGI secondary score 7 weeks n 64 34 30
U, p 278.00, 0.03* 136.50, 1.00 17.00, <0.01*
Private doctor 2
MGI primary score 3 days n 117 69 48
t-test, p 1.95, 0.05 −0.98, 0.33 2.61, 0.01*
MGI secondary score 3 days n 111 66 45
U, p 716.00, 0.14 88.00, 0.84 206.00, 0.45
MGI primary score 7 weeks n 80 42 38
t-test, p −0.35, 0.73 −0.93, 0.36 −0.31, 0.76
MGI secondary score 7 weeks n 70 37 33
U, p 387.00, 0.94 13.00, 0.64 116.00, 0.61
  1. 1Assessed three days and seven weeks after birth. The associations were computed with the MGI scores at the same time of assessment 2assessed in the questionnaire three days after birth. The associations were computed with the MGI scores at both stages of assessment, *significant associations at p <0.05.