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Table 1 Desired characteristics of the study design and measurement tools

From: Methodological development of tools to measure how women are treated during facility-based childbirth in four countries: labor observation and community survey

Phenomena of interest Occurrence of mistreatment of women during labor, childbirth, and immediate postpartum period in health facilities
Target population Women giving birth in participating health facilities in study countries
Time period of interest From admission to health facility for childbirth, until 2 h postpartum in the health facility or discharge, whichever happens first.
Administration format Tool #1 –direct observation of women during labor, childbirth, and immediate postpartum
Tool #2 – an interviewer-administered survey of postpartum women’s self-reported experiences of how they were treated during childbirth in a health facility conducted several weeks postpartum