A simple tool to measure patient perceptions of operative birth

D Siassakos, JG Clark, T Sibanda, G Attilakos, A Jefferys, L Cullen, D Bisson, TJ Draycott

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OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility and validity of a maternal satisfaction measurement tool, the SaFE study Patient Perception Score (PPS), after operative delivery. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. SETTING: A large maternity unit in England. SAMPLE: 150 women who had had an operative birth. METHODS: We recruited women within 24 hours of birth and quantified their satisfaction with two questionnaires: PPS, and the Mackey Childbirth Satisfaction Rating Scale (CSRS; modified). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Participation rate to determine feasibility; Cronbach's alpha as measure of internal consistency; PPS satisfaction scores for groups of accoucheurs of different seniority to assess construct validity; correlation coefficient of PPS scores with total scores from the CSRS questionnaire to establish criterion validity. RESULTS: Participation rate approached 85%. We observed high scores for most births except a few outliers. Internal consistency of the PPS was high (Cronbach's alpha=0.83). Total PPS scores correlated strongly with total CSRS scores (Spearman's r=0.64, P
Translated title of the contributionA simple tool to measure patient perceptions of operative birth
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1755 - 1761
Number of pages7
JournalBJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009

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