Mothers' Respect/Mistreatment During Pregnancy & Childbirth

Assiut University (Other)
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Study Details

Study Description

Brief Summary

Pregnancy and childbirth are important events in a woman's and family's life and a time of great vulnerability for every country and culture on earth. Although the concept of "safe motherhood" is often limited to physical safety, the birth of a child is also an important life milestone for women and their familiesin our study for ssessing the degree of respectful maternity care, or mistreatment during pregnancy and childbirth in Assiut Governorate, Egypt and Exploring the factors associated with respectful maternity care and mistreatment among Egyptian women in Assiut governorate in rural and urban areas .

Condition or Disease Intervention/Treatment Phase

    Detailed Description

    A woman's experience with childbirth care is an important factor in her future decisions about whether to receive health care through a health care facility. Women's negative encounters with health workers long-term injury and emotional trauma can result during childbirth. Every woman has several rights. They include the following rights: 1- Freedom from harm and abuse, 2- Information, informed consent and refusal, and respect for women's choices and preferences, including companion during childbirth, 3- Privacy and confidentiality 4) Respectful and dignified treatment 5 - Equality, non-discrimination and appropriate care 6- Healthcare and attainable high standards of health and 7- Freedom, autonomy, self-determination and non-coercion. Reported forms of disrespect and abuse fell into seven categories: physical abuse, non-consensual care, non-confidential care, indecent care, discrimination based on patient characteristics, abandonment of care, and incarceration in institutions.. RMC focuses on eliminating unhealthy and abusive behaviors by healthcare providers and associated personnel, and providing a sensitive and encouraging work environment to help women feel satisfied during childbirth.To measure women's experience of respectful maternity care, vedam et la developed Mothers on Respect Index (MORi) assesses the nature of patient-provider interactions and their impact on human feelings of respect during obstetric care .The mistreatment index (MIST index), which is an indicator of abuse consistent with the seven dimensions ( physical abuse, sexual abuse, verbal abuse, stigma and discrimination. Failure to meet professional standards of care, poor rapport during interactions with Providors, and the poor state and limitations of the healthcare system )

    Study Design

    Study Type:
    Anticipated Enrollment :
    400 participants
    Observational Model:
    Ecologic or Community
    Time Perspective:
    Official Title:
    Mothers' Perception Of Respect/Mistreatment During Pregnancy & Childbirth In Assiut Governorate
    Anticipated Study Start Date :
    Nov 20, 2023
    Anticipated Primary Completion Date :
    Dec 1, 2024
    Anticipated Study Completion Date :
    Apr 1, 2025

    Outcome Measures

    Primary Outcome Measures

    1. measurement the degree of respectful maternity care, or mistreatment during pregnancy and childbirth in Assiut Governorate, Egypt [within 8 weeks after childbirth]

      questionnaire including mothers of respect index and mistreatment index

    Eligibility Criteria


    Ages Eligible for Study:
    18 Years to 50 Years
    Sexes Eligible for Study:
    Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
    Inclusion Criteria:

    Women who have delivered (either vaginally or cesarean) in the past 8 weeks.

    Exclusion Criteria:
    • Women who had complicated childbirth, or stillbirth/neonatal death during their Last delivery will be excluded. In addition, women with known psychiatric illness . These women will be excluded . women who refuse to participate in the study will be excluded.

    Contacts and Locations


    Site City State Country Postal Code
    1 Assiut University Assiut Egypt

    Sponsors and Collaborators

    • Assiut University


    • Study Director: mahmoud zakhira, professor, obstetrics &gynacology depatmen ,assiut university
    • Study Chair: moustfa alsonbaty, doctorate, obstetrics & gynacology depatmen assiut university

    Study Documents (Full-Text)

    None provided.

    More Information


    Responsible Party:
    Fatma Ahmed Abdelrahman Mohamed, doctor, Assiut University Identifier:
    Other Study ID Numbers:
    • 04-2023-200266
    First Posted:
    Nov 8, 2023
    Last Update Posted:
    Nov 8, 2023
    Last Verified:
    Nov 1, 2023
    Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
    Plan to Share IPD:
    Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product:
    Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product:
    Keywords provided by Fatma Ahmed Abdelrahman Mohamed, doctor, Assiut University

    Study Results

    No Results Posted as of Nov 8, 2023