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Table 3 Proportions of different categories of RMC during labor and Childbirth at public health facilities in West Shewa Zone, Oromia region, Ethiopia, 2018. (N = 567)

From: Respectful maternity care during labor and childbirth and associated factors among women who gave birth at health institutions in the West Shewa zone, Oromia region, Central Ethiopia

Categories of RMC RMC DRA
Number Percent Number Percent
1. The woman is protected from physical harm or ill-treatment
Never used physical force/abrasive behavior with the woman 498 87.8 69 12.2
Never physically restrains woman 504 88.9 63 11.1
Touches/demonstrate caring in a culturally appropriate way 530 93.5 37 6.5
Never separates woman from her baby unless 552 97.4 15 2.6
Does not deny food or fluid to women in labor 550 97.0 17 3.0
Provides comfort/pain-relief as necessary 493 86.9 74 13.1
2. The woman’s right to information, informed consent and choice/ preferences is protected  
Great and introduces self to woman and companion 385 67.9 182 32.1
Encourages companion to remain with woman 387 68.3 180 31.7
Encourages woman and her companion to ask questions 337 59.4 230 40.6
Responds to questions with promptness, politeness & truthfulness 369 65.1 198 34.9
Explains what is being done & to expect throughout LAD 356 62.8 211 37.2
Gives periodic updates on status and progress of labor 389 68.6 178 31.4
Allows the woman to move about during labor 419 73.9 148 26.1
Allows woman to assume position of choice during birth 312 55.0 255 45.0
Obtains consent or permission prior to any procedure 350 61.7 217 38.3
3. Confidentiality and privacy is protected     
Confirms patient files are stored in locked cabinets with limited access 531 93.7 36 6.3
Uses curtains or other visual barrier to protect woman 518 91.4 49 8.6
Uses drapes/covering appropriate to protect woman’s privacy 487 85.9 80 14.1
4. The woman is treated with dignity and respect.     
Speaks politely to woman and companion 513 90.5 54 9.5
Allows woman and her companion to observe cultural practices as much as possible 449 79.2 118 20.8
Never makes insults, intimidation, threats, shouted at, scolded, laughed, scorned or coerces woman or her companion 442 78.0 125 22.0
5. The woman receives equitable care, free of discrimination  
Speaks to the woman in a language and at a language-level that she understands 547 96.5 20 3.5
Doesn’t show disrespect to women based on any specific attribute 519 91.5 48 8.5
6. The woman is never left without care     
Encourages woman to call if needed 474 83.6 93 16.4
Comes quickly when woman calls or after decision 397 70.0 170 30.0
Never leaves woman alone or unattended 353 62.3 214 37.7
7. The woman is never detained or confined against her will  
Facility doesn’t have a policy to detain women who don’t pay. 564 99.5 3 0.5
Don’t been forced to stay against your will 563 99.3 4 0.7