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Table 1 Interview schedule for Afghan women and men

From: How do Australian maternity and early childhood health services identify and respond to the settlement experience and social context of refugee background families?

About you and your family • Date of birth (Q)
  • Country of birth; transit country; year of arrival in Australia (Q)
  • Hazara, Pashtu or Tajik background (Q)
  • Other children: age & country of birth (Q)
  • Household composition (Q)
  • Schooling (Q)
  • English proficiency; literacy in own language
  • Health care concession card (Q)
  • Paid employment (Q)
  • Transport (Q)
About your pregnancy care • Gestation at first antenatal check-up (Q)
  • Knowledge of health system; accessing care
  • Who provided care; location of care; getting to care
  • Husband’s attendance; role at visits
  • Interpreter required; experience of language support
  • Attendance at emergency departments
  • Experience of screening tests; explanation of results
  • Interactions with care providers
  • Knowledge and attendance at childbirth education
  • Information about pregnancy and maternity care
  • Good things about care; what could have been better
Having your baby • Place of birth (Q)
  • Arrival at hospital
  • Family/friends present
  • Language: who interpreted; experience of language support
  • Care providers: interaction; explanations
  • Mode of birth (Q)
  • Good things about care; what could have been better
After the birth • Length of stay; reason for going home
  • Overall experience of hospital care
  • Infant feeding; support for breastfeeding issues
  • Home visits following birth
  • Interpreter use; experience of language services
  • Experience of Maternal and Child Health Services: access; continuity; liked/didn’t like about care; what could have been better
  • Visits to General Practitioners
Psychosocial issues • Asked about: relationship problems; feelings of sadness or depression; your family here and overseas; financial worries; violence at home; housing problems; legal problems (Q)
  • Experience of being asked about things happening in life
Support during and after pregnancy • Accessing information about own health & child health
  • Knowledge and use of local services (e.g. refugee specific services; playgroups; legal services) for self and husband (Q)
Overall views of care • Asked about & able to follow traditional practices
  • Perceived discrimination (e.g. talked down to, treated unfairly) (Q)
Role of men • Life as an Afghan man in Australia
• Role as a father in Australia compared with Afghanistan
  1. (Q): Quantitative item.