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Table 1 Scores of midwives’ attitudes and beliefs toward physiological childbirth and its domains (n = 200)

From: Iranian midwives’ attitudes and beliefs toward physiological childbirth: a cross-sectional study

Midwives’ attitudes and beliefs and its domains Mean SD Minimum Maximum
Women’s experience of birth (10-40) 33.55 3.50 26 40
Women’s experience of birth out of 100 78.53 11.67 53.33 100
Women’s autonomy (12- 48) 34.76 3.76 28 46
Women’s autonomy out of 100 63.23 10.46 44.44 94.44
Medical Model Conflict (10-40) 25.31 3.23 16 34
Medical Model Conflict out of 100 51.5 10.77 20 80
Breech safety (3-12) 7.99 1.82 3 12
Breech safety out of 100 55.52 20.33 0 100
Intervention influence (7-28) 18.21 3.10 8 28
Intervention influence out of 100 53.40 14.78 4.76 100
Total attitude and belief score (42-168) 119.90 9.30 95 144