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Table 2 knowledge and attitudes of obstetrics care providers about non-pharmacological pain relief methods in Harari regional state public health facilities, 2021

From: Obstetrics care providers attitude and utilization of non-pharmacological labor pain management in Harari regional state health facilities, Ethiopia

Variable Categories Frequency Percentage
Do you know about labor pain management methods (n = 464) Yes 444 95.7
No 20 4.3
Type of labour pain management you know (n = 444) Only non-pharmacology 56 12.1
Only pharmacology 80 17.2
Both 328 73.9
From non-pharmacology methods, which methods do you know (n = 384)
Do you know psychotherapy Yes 240 62.5
No 144 37.5
Do you know to allow the mother to ambulate Yes 100 26
No 284 74
Do you know massage the back Yes 156 40.6
No 228 59.4
Do you know allow vertical positioning Yes 132 34.4
No 252 65.6
Do you know show how to bear down Yes 48 12.5
No 336 87.5
Do you know allow her choice Yes 80 20.8
No 304 79.2
Do you know hot compress Yes 32 8.3
No 352 91.7
Do you know music therapy Yes 96 24.7
No 292 75.3
Which method is your individual preference Non-pharmacologic 136 29.3
Pharmacologic 52 11.2
Both 276 59.5
Do you know WHO pain ladder Yes 252 54.3
No 212 45.7
Pain expectation Mild 36 7.8
Moderate/sever 428 92.2
Training Yes 296 63.8
No 168 36.2
Availability of protocols Yes 417 89.9
No 47 10.1
Believe that the labour pain management methods help the mother to cope with labour pain (n = 464) Yes 392 84.5
No 72 15.5
Do you think every mother during labour should be managed (n = 464) Yes 320 69
No 144 31
Believe that even though labor pain is natural and the mother hasn’t to face it (n = 464) Yes 344 74.1
No 120 25.9
Think non-pharmacology methods are necessary for managing labour pain Yes 280 60.3
No 184 39.7
Believe that you have a responsibility and obligation to manage labour pain? Yes 392 84.5
No 72 15.5