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Table 3 Summary of research methods assessing barriers and enablers to labour ward register documentation, EN-BIRTH study

From: Barriers and enablers to routine register data collection for newborns and mothers: EN-BIRTH multi-country validation study

Method Description of the method Duty ward Responsibility Selected indicator documented explored
Heath workers:
a) In-depth interviews and
c) care-documentation checklist
Nurses/midwives (n = 3 per hospital, total n = 15) Labour and Delivery Care for patient and document • Uterotonics to prevent PPH
• Early initiation of breastfeeding
• Neonatal bag mask ventilation
Doctors (n = 1 per hospital, total n = 5) Labour and Delivery included Care for patient and document All selected indicators
b) Focus Group Discussion Nurses/midwives from each ward (n = 1 FGD per hospital, total n = 5) Labour and Delivery included Care for patient and document All selected indicators
EN-BIRTH data collectors:
a) In-depth interviews and
c) care-documentation checklist
Data Trackers (n = 3–4 per hospital, total n = 19) Registered patient at start of study Observed care process and some content of documentation Not applicable
Clinical observers (n = 4–8 per hospital, total n = 24) All wards Observed care process but not content of documentation All selected indicators
Data Verifier/Extractor (n = 1–4 per hospital, total n = 13) All wards Extracted data from registers and patient notes for EN-BIRTH study All selected indicators
Supervisors (n = 1–2 per hospital, total n = 9) All wards Observed process and extracted data from registers and patient notes All selected indicators
  1. Further details of respondents from all wards in Additional file 2