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Demographic and Health Survey Phase 8 (DHS-8): Respectful Maternity Care

The Demographic and Health Survey Phase 8 (DHS-8): Respectful Maternity Care includes a single item from the Women's Questionnaire regarding whether the female respondent perceived that she was treated with respect by health workers during the labor and delivery of her child. Navigational aspects (i.e. skip-out patterns and next question sequences) have not been included on this page but can be viewed on the original women’s questionnaire located here.

Categories

Geographies Tested: Afghanistan,Angola,Burkina Faso,Cambodia,Cameroon,Cote d'Ivoire,Ethiopia,Ghana,Guatemala,Guinea,Kenya,Madagascar,Mozambique,Myanmar (Burma),Nepal,Rwanda,Senegal,The Gambia,Zimbabwe

Populations Included: Female

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults

Items:

  1. Did the doctors, nurses, or other staff at the facility treat you with respect all of the time, some of the time, or not at all?

Response Options:
All of the time
Some of the time
Not at all

Scoring Procedures

Not Applicable

Original Citation

Demographic and Health Surveys (2019). Demographic and Health Surveys: Women's Questionnaire. https://dhsprogram.com/publications/publication-DHSQ8-DHS-Questionnaires-and-Manuals.cfm

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