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Table 1 Survey sections and sample items

From: Preference for cesarean section in young nulligravid women in eight OECD countries and implications for reproductive health education

Survey section Sample items
Socio-demographic profile: age, field of study, country of origin Were you born in (survey country)?
Birth preferences and reasons for preferences: Preferred mode of delivery
Preferred prenatal care provider
Preferred place of birth
Assuming the pregnancy is low-risk and you could choose the type of birth for your baby, would you prefer it to be:
a vaginal birth or a cesarean birth, i.e., a surgical birth of an infant through an incision in the mother’s abdomen and uterus?
Attitudes towards birth: Attitudes towards obstetric technology and interventions, students’ level of confidence in knowledge of pregnancy and birth I believe it is a woman’s right to have a Cesarean birth, even if there are no medical indications.
I feel confident about my level of knowledge around pregnancy and birth
Experiences with childbirth and sources of information that shaped students’ attitudes towards pregnancy and birth Have you ever been present for a real (human birth)?
Do you feel that your attitudes towards pregnancy/birth were/are shaped by (tick all that apply): visual media, written media, family, friends, school, other.
Psychological profile: DASS-21: Depression, Anxiety, Stress
CFPP scale: Childbirth fear
I felt scared without any good reason.
I tended to over-react to situations.
I am fearful of birth.
I feel that I will not be able to handle the pain of childbirth.
I am afraid that my body will never be the same again after birth.
I fear complications during labor and birth
Learning needs Please tell us what topics you would be most interested in learning about (tick all that apply): See Table 5 for a list of response options.