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Table 5 Correlation between experienced continuity of care measured with the Nijmegen Continuity Questionnaire and women’s 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

  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 during pregnancy
 Midwife-led care (n = 136) −0.21 0.016 −0.31 0.002 −0.12 0.17
 Obstetrician-led care (n = 15) −0.17 0.54 0.14 0.62 0.08 0.79
Referred during pregnancy
 Score hospital staff (n = 36) −0.19 0.31 0.06 0.75 −0.16 0.39
  1. Spearman correlation between experienced continuity of care (NCQ) and women’s perception of labor (CPS) 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