Skip to main content

Table 1 Indicators used in analysis

From: Integrating postabortion care, menstrual regulation and family planning services in Bangladesh: a pre-post evaluation

Variable Survey Question (s) Source
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Age (Range: 18–42) How old are you? Woman’s self report
Education What is your highest level of education? Woman’s self report
 No education
 Primary
 Secondary or higher
Marital status What is your current marital status? Woman’s self report
 Married
 Separated/Divorced
 Widowed
 Unmarried
MR, PAC and Family Planning Service Integration Indicators
Uterine Evacuation Service Type What kind of care did this woman receive at the facility today? Provider’s report
 Menstrual Regulation (MR)
 Postabortion Care (PAC)
Provider Type What type of health provider treated you? Woman’s self report
 Doctor (Obstetrician-Gynecologist or Medical Officer)
 Midlevel provider (Family Welfare Visitor or Nurse)
Counseled on Post-abortion Family Planning Were you told about family planning during your visit today? Woman’s self report
 Yes
 No
Post-abortion Family Planning Accepted Did you receive a family planning method today? Woman’s self report
 Yes
 No
Type of Family Planning Method Accepted Which method did you receive? Woman’s self report
 Short-acting method (Condoms, Pills, Injectables)
 Long-acting method (Intrauterine Device, Implant, Sterilization)
 No method
Reason for Not Accepting a Family Planning Method Why do you think that you did not receive a method? Woman’s self report
 Did not want a method
 Not offered a method
 Did not have method she wanted
 Will accept a method later
 Have not decided on a method yet
 Other
Quality of Care Indicators
Procedure Type What UE method was used to provide this woman with MR/PAC? Provider’s report
 Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA)
 Dilation and Curettage
Pain Management Provided Did the woman receive anything for pain? Provider’s report
 Yes
 No
Time Waited before Being Seen by a Provider How long did you wait in this facility before you were firstseen by a health care worker today? Woman’s self report
 Less than 1 h
 1–2 h
 3–6 h
 6 or more hours
Satisfaction with Amount of Time Waited How do you feel about the amount of time you had to wait for your procedure? Woman’s self report
 Acceptable
 Too long
Satisfaction with Privacy during Treatment Were you satisfied with the level of privacy that you had during your treatment at this facility? Woman’s self report
 Satisfied
 Not satisfied
Provider Communication Score (Range: 0–11) 1. Did the health provider talk to you and explain the different procedure options you had for treating your condition? Woman’s self report
2. Did the provider introduce him/herself to you by name?
3. Did the provider ask you if you had any questions about the procedure?
4. Did the provider give you enough info about your care so that you felt comfortable with the procedure?
5. Did you provider tell you how to care for yourself once you get home?
6. Did the health provider tell you about the need to avoid sexual intercourse until a few days after bleeding stops?
7. Did the provider tell you about warning signs or complications you should look for after leaving the facility that mean you should go to the nearest health center or hospital right away?
8. Did the provider tell you that without using a family planning method you could get pregnant again quickly, even before your next menstruation?
9. Did the provider say anything to you during the procedure to make you more comfortable?
10. Did the health provider assure you that the information that you shared would be kept confidential?
11. Were you told about family planning during your visit today?
Rating of Care Received Overall, how would you rate the care you received today? Was the care excellent, good, fair or poor? Woman’s self report
 Excellent or good
 Fair or poor