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Table 3 Participants’ perceptions of RMC and mistreatment before and after the training (survey finding)

From: Lessons learned through respectful maternity care training and its implementation in Ethiopia: an interventional mixed methods study

Providers’ perception of RMC and mistreatment Pre-training Post-training p-value for Exact McNemar’s test
Disagree Agree
It is not possible for nurses and doctors to change the way things are done in the labour room unless directed by managers Disagree 47 6 1.00
Agree 5 6
It is sometimes necessary for health service providers to yell at a woman during labour Disagree 42 8 1.00
Agree 9 5
Ethiopian women understand that health service providers sometimes have to be harsh for the woman’s own good Disagree 36 10 0.54
Agree 14 4
Husbands should not be allowed in the labour room during the birth of their children Disagree 34 11 0.84
Agree 13 6
It is sometimes necessary for health service providers to slap a woman during labour Disagree 54 3 0.73
Agree 5 2
It is not necessary to ask for verbal consent from a labouring woman before conducting a vaginal examination Disagree 48 6 0.61
Agree 9 1
It is not always possible to screen women to ensure privacy when they are giving birth Disagree 55 3 1.00
Agree 3 3
Ethiopian women do not want to have a companion of their choice with them when they give birth Disagree 35 8 0.51
Agree 12 9