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What makes or mars the facility-based childbirth experience: thematic analysis of women’s childbirth experiences in western Kenya

Overview of attention for article published in Reproductive Health, December 2017
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Title
What makes or mars the facility-based childbirth experience: thematic analysis of women’s childbirth experiences in western Kenya
Published in
Reproductive Health, December 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12978-017-0446-7
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Patience A. Afulani, Leah Kirumbi, Audrey Lyndon

Abstract

Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for approximately 66% of global maternal deaths. Poor person-centered maternity care, which emphasizes the quality of patient experience, contributes both directly and indirectly to these poor outcomes. Yet, few studies in low resource settings have examined what is important to women during childbirth from their perspective. The aim of this study is to examine women's facility-based childbirth experiences in a rural county in Kenya, to identify aspects of care that contribute to a positive or negative birth experience. Data are from eight focus group discussions conducted in a rural county in western Kenya in October and November 2016, with 58 mothers aged 15 to 49 years who gave birth in the preceding nine weeks. We recorded and transcribed the discussions and used a thematic approach for data analysis. The findings suggest four factors influence women's perceptions of quality of care: responsiveness, supportive care, dignified care, and effective communication. Women had a positive experience when they were received well at the health facility, treated with kindness and respect, and given sufficient information about their care. The reverse led to a negative experience. These experiences were influenced by the behavior of both clinical and support staff and the facility environment. This study extends the literature on person-centered maternity care in low resource settings. To improve person-centered maternity care, interventions need to address the responsiveness of health facilities, ensure women receive supportive and dignified care, and promote effective patient-provider communication.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 47 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 12 26%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 21%
Unspecified 9 19%
Researcher 5 11%
Student > Postgraduate 3 6%
Other 8 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 15 32%
Nursing and Health Professions 12 26%
Unspecified 10 21%
Social Sciences 4 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 4%
Other 4 9%

Attention Score in Context

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#351,036
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