Parturient Satisfaction with Intrapartum and Postpartum care in A Maternity Referral Hospital at Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia

  • Fehmida Tehsin Assistant Professor Department Obstetrics & Gynecology, College of Medicine, King Faisal University
  • Amira Okud Mohammed Associate Professor Department Obstetrics & Gynecology College of Medicine, King Faisal University
  • Latifa Lassoued Assistant Professor Department Obstetrics & Gynecology, College of medicine, KFU Saudi Arabia.
  • Sayed Ibrahim Ali Assistant Professor FAMCO Department, College of Medicine, KFU Saudi Arabia
  • 5. Abdullah Mustafa al- Kishi Third year medical student
Keywords: Parturient needs,, labor care, Parturient Satisfaction


Objective: To assess parturient satisfaction during intrapartum and postpartum period of childbirth. To evaluate the hospital services.
Study Design: Cross sectional study.
Place and Duration: Maternity and Child Hospital at Al Ahasa, Saudi Arabia.
Methodology: A sample of 461 women were recruited in the study from a period of January 2018 to May 2018. All pregnant women in labor
either having obstetrical or any medical complications at term were included in study after their informed consent. Preterm labor and women
undergoing induction of labour are not included in the study during this period. Data Collection: Data collection took place in the post-natal
ward at the time of discharge. The attending nurse got the questionnaire filled by the parturient.
Results: The Parturient satisfaction assessed on four Likert scale for Attitudes of doctors and nurses, Intrapartum and Postpartum care.
Global satisfaction and its rating score has also been done. The total mean satisfaction score was 43.16 (SD 3.12). Score greater than 47
was considered significant. The mean subscale score for attitudes of nurses and doctors was 24.8351 (SD 1.67687). Score > 27 was
considered significant. The mean subscale for intrapartum care was 12.6095 (SD 1.40009). The score considered significant if > 14.The
mean subscale for postpartum care was 5.7202 (SD 0.63057). The score was considered significant if > 7. Majority of parturient were
satisfied with above three satisfaction scales in descriptive statistics but these were not found statistically significant according to the
significance cut-off score devised for each satisfaction subscale. However, the Pearson correlation of global satisfaction rating score with
three satisfaction subscale items found significant, P- value < 0.5.
Significant associations (by using Chi-square test) of independent with dependent variables were found p-value < 0.05.
Conclusion: The postpartum contraception advice needs a room for further adherence. Further studies are needed to evaluate and compare
parturient satisfaction in all public maternity hospital in Saudi Arabia to know where and how much improvement in the standard of client
services needed.

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