Provider Mistreatment during Childbirth

Provider Mistreatment during Childbirth scale is an 8-item measure studying women's experiences of their provider during childbirth. The survey captures three types of provider mistreatment - Abuse, Failure to meet professional standards of care, and Stigma and discrimination.


ITEMS:

Abuse
1. Did the health care provider use any abusive/bad language to talk to you during your stay at the facility?
2. Did the health care provider beat/slap you at any time during your delivery?

Failure to meet professional standards of care
3. Did the health care provider forcefully push on your abdomen during delivery?
4. Did the health care provider apply force to pull the baby (during delivery)?
5. Did the health care provider deny you particular things which you were otherwise entitled?
6. Did the health care provider refuse to tell you about your problem during your stay in the facility?

Stigma and discrimination
7. Did any health care provider exhibit discriminatory behaviour towards you in the health facility?
8. Did any health care provider treat you differently than others because you are from a particular community/social class?

Response Options:
Yes
No

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

India

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents
Adults

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Scoring Procedures:

Participants reporting "yes" on any of the eight items were viewed as having experienced mistreatment by a provider during childbirth.

PRIMARY CITATION:

Raj, A., Dey, A., Boyce, S., Seth, A., Bora, S., Chandurkar, D., Hay, K., Singh, K., Das, A. K., Chakraverty, A., Ramakrishnan, A., Shetye, M., Saggurti, N., & Silverman, J. G. (2017). Associations between mistreatment by a provider during childbirth and maternal health complications in Uttar Pradesh, India. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 21(9), 1821-1833. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10995-017-2298-8

Psychometric Score:

FORMATIVE RESEARCH

 Qualitative Research

 Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework

 Field Expert Input

 Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing

RELIABILITY

 Internal

 Test-retest

 Interrater

VALIDITY

 Content

 Face

 Criterion (gold-standard)

 Construct

Psychometric Scoring

MEDIUM
Total Score: 4.00/8 Points (MEDIUM) 

Citation Frequency

MEDIUM

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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