Journal article

How women are treated during facility-based childbirth: development and validation of measurement tools in four countries - phase 1 formative research study protocol

Joshua P Vogel, Meghan A Bohren, Oezge Tuncalp, Olufemi T Oladapo, Richard M Adanu, Mamadou Dioulde Balde, Thae Maung Maung, Bukola Fawole, Kwame Adu-Bonsaffoh, Phyllis Dako-Gyeke, Ernest Tei Maya, Mohamed Campell Camara, Alfa Boubacar Diallo, Safiatou Diallo, Khin Thet Wai, Theingi Myint, Lanre Olutayo, Musibau Titiloye, Frank Alu, Hadiza Idris Show all

REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH | BMC | Published : 2015


BACKGROUND: Every woman has the right to dignified, respectful care during childbirth. Recent evidence has demonstrated that globally many women experience mistreatment during labour and childbirth in health facilities, which can pose a significant barrier to women attending facilities for delivery and can contribute to poor birth experiences and adverse outcomes for women and newborns. However there is no clear consensus on how mistreatment of women during childbirth in facilities is defined and measured. We propose using a two-phased, mixed-methods study design in four countries to address these research gaps. This protocol describes the Phase 1 qualitative research activities. METHODS/DES..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The contents of this article contain the views of the named authors only, and do not represent the views of the World Health Organization. We would like to gratefully acknowledge the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the World Health Organization for their financial support of this study. We would also like to acknowledge all members of the WHO Research Group on Treatment of Women During Childbirth who are contributing to the conduct of this study.