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Table 1 Study inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: Effectiveness of respectful care policies for women using routine intrapartum services: a systematic review

Inclusion criteria
Controlled studies in any language or conducted at any date were included when:
The intervention was primarily or partially designed to increase respectful care/decrease D&A (overall, and/or the following components; privacy/dignity/non-consented care/verbal abuse/physical abuse/abandonment/detention)
The intervention was designed to impact on the intrapartum period
The participants included women using standard intrapartum care
Studies included a control group of any kind (RCTs, case-control or case-matched, observational longitudinal pre-post)
Exclusion criteria
Uncontrolled studies and studies where the following was the primary focus were excluded, unless respectful care was explicitly stated to be the mechanism of effect for the change:
The intervention is primarily designed to decrease specific intrapartum interventions
Studies designed primarily to increase the right to access to, or equity in, maternity care
Studies designed to improve one specific aspect of care (such as companionship or communication)
Policies designed to increase respectful care or its components for specific sub-groups of women using intrapartum care specifically tailored to their needs