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Table 1 Indicators used in analysis

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


Survey Question (s)


Socio-demographic Characteristics

Age (Range: 18–42)

How old are you?

Woman’s self report


What is your highest level of education?

Woman’s self report

 No education


 Secondary or higher

Marital status

What is your current marital status?

Woman’s self report





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



Post-abortion Family Planning Accepted

Did you receive a family planning method today?

Woman’s self report



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


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



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


 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


 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