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Table 4 Correlation between experienced continuity of care measured with the Nijmegen Continuity Questionnaire and experienced quality of care during labor measured with the Pregnancy and Childbirth Questionnaire

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

  NCQ Subscale 1: personal continuity/ care provider knows me NCQ Subscale 2: Personal continuity/care provider shows commitment NCQ Subscale 3: Team/cross-boundary continuity
   P value   P value   P value
Not referred
 Midwife-led care (n = 136) 0.40 <0.001 0.41 <0.001 0.54 <0.001
 Obstetrician-led care (n = 15) 0.43 0.11 0.42 0.12 0.44 0.10
Referred
Score hospital staff (n = 36) 0.47 0.009 0.29 0.10 0.41 0.025
  1. Spearman correlation between experienced continuity of care (NCQ) and experienced quality of care during labor (PCQ) for women who received midwife-led care at onset of labor, obstetrician-led care at onset of labor and care provided by hospital staff for women who were referred during pregnancy
  2. Statistically significant results p < 0.05 are in bold