Mothers on Respect (MOR) Index – Short Version

The Mothers on Respect Index – Short Version is a 7-item self-report measure of individual experience of care from maternity care providers and is based on the 14-item Mothers on Respect Index (Vedam et al, 2017). Different aspects of respectful care captured by the scale include ease of communication with provider, patient autonomy, and respect for cultural preferences.

ITEMS:

Overall while making decisions during my pregnancy I felt:

1. Comfortable asking questions
2. Comfortable declining care that was offered
3. Comfortable accepting the options for care that my (midwife, doctor) recommended
4. Coerced into accepting the options my (midwife, doctor) suggested (reverse scored)*
5. I chose the care options that I received
6. My personal preferences were respected
7. My cultural preferences were respected

Response Options:
Yes
No
Not applicable

*This item was re-phrased when administered to the United States sample. The word “coerced” was replaced with “pushed”.

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

Canada

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female

AGE RANGE:
Adults

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Scoring Procedures:

Items are scored such that higher scores reflect more respectful interactions with maternity care providers.

PRIMARY CITATION:

Vedam, S., Stoll, K., Rubashkin, N., Martin, K., Miller-Vedam, Z., Hayes-Klein, H., & Jolicoeur, G. (2017). The mothers on respect (MOR) index: measuring quality, safety, and human rights in childbirth. SSM-population health, 3, 201-210. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssmph.2017.01.005

Pyschometric 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: 5.00/8 Points (MEDIUM) 

Citation Frequency

Medium

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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