Respectful Maternity Care Measurement Registry

Following a broad review of the literature we identified over 300 potential indicators and sorted them by the seven Bohren domains of mistreatment.  We convened an international panel of multidisciplinary experts and Canadian service users (n63) to participate in a Delphi process to select and prioritize quantitative indicators from this list that were developed or validated by service users. We presented the items for anonymous review over multiple rounds to garner consensus among members of the Delphi panel (Clarke, 2019).  Service users recommended the addition of 5 new domains to gather indicators of respectful and supportive care, as well as disrespect, abuse, and mistreatment.

This Registry presents the final items (210) sorted across domains as selected by the expert Delphi panel, and as adapted by service users on the Steering Council for the RESPCCT Study. These indicators are designed to measure respect, disrespect, and mistreatment, during childbearing care in high and middle resource countries.  The RESPCCT versions of the items were content validated and piloted tested by service users from diverse circumstances, backgrounds, and identities.

Click on a domain below to see the available items.