January 9, 2023

Understanding variation in person-centered maternity care: Results from a household survey of postpartum women in 6 regions of Ethiopia

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Effective communication, respect and dignity, and emotional support are critical for a positive childbirth experience that is responsive to the needs and preferences of women. This study evaluated the performance of a person-centered maternity care scale in a large, representative household sample of postpartum women, and it describes differences in person-centered maternity care across individuals and communities in Ethiopia. The study used data from 2019 and 2020 from a representative sample of postpartum women in 6 regions of Ethiopia and measured person-centered maternity care using a scale previously validated in other settings.