Women's perceptions of communication in pregnancy and childbirth: influences on participation and satisfaction with care

Heatley, Michelle L., Watson, Bernadette, Gallois, Cindy and Miller, Yvette D. (2015) Women's perceptions of communication in pregnancy and childbirth: influences on participation and satisfaction with care. Journal of Health Communication, 20 7: 827-834. doi:10.1080/10810730.2015.1018587


Author Heatley, Michelle L.
Watson, Bernadette
Gallois, Cindy
Miller, Yvette D.
Title Women's perceptions of communication in pregnancy and childbirth: influences on participation and satisfaction with care
Journal name Journal of Health Communication   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1087-0415
1081-0730
Publication date 2015-05-22
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/10810730.2015.1018587
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 20
Issue 7
Start page 827
End page 834
Total pages 8
Place of publication New York, NY United States
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract In this study, 3,531 Queensland women, who had recently given birth, completed a questionnaire that included questions about their participation in decision making during pregnancy, their ratings of client-centered care, and perceived quality of care. These data tested a version of the Linguistic Model of Patient Participation in Care, adapted to the maternity context. The authors investigated how age and education influenced women's perceptions of their participation and quality of care. Hierarchical multiple regressions revealed that women's perceived ability to make decisions, and the extent of client-centered communication with maternity care providers, were the most influential predictors of participation and perceived quality of care. Participation in care predicted perceived quality of care, but the influence of client-centered communication by a care provider and a woman's confidence in decision making were stronger predictors of perceived quality of care. Age and education level were not important predictors. These findings extend and support the use of Linguistic Model of Patient Participation in Care in the maternity context.
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status UQ

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