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Table 3 Experienced quality of care during labor measured with the Pregnancy and Childbirth Questionnaire and perception of labor measured with the Childbirth Perception Scale

From: Continuity of care is an important and distinct aspect of childbirth experience: findings of a survey evaluating experienced continuity of care, experienced quality of care and women’s perception of labor

  Not referred during pregnancy (n = 151) Referred during pregnancy (n = 36)
Total scale score Midwife-led care at onset of labor mean (n = 136) ¥ Obstetrician-led care at onset of labor mean (n = 15)  
a. PCQ 4.23 4.13 (p = 0.55) 4.08 (p = 0.22)
missing 3 3 1
b. CPS Total subscale score 2.30 2.02 (p = 0.04) 1.95 (p = <0.001)
missing 3 0 0
  1. Experienced quality of care during labor and perception of labor for women who received midwife-led care at onset of labor compared to a. obstetrician-led care, at onset of labor and b. women who were referred during pregnancy (scores of the PCQ and CPS; n = 187 women)
  2. a Mean score (after recoding) (1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = neutral, 4 = agree, 5 = strongly agree)
  3. b Mean score (after recoding) (0 = strongly disagree, 1 = disagree, 2 = agree, 3 = strongly agree)
  4. *P < 0.05
  5. ¥Reference category
  6. Statistically significant results p < 0.05 are in bold