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Reliability Tests and Validation Tests of the Client Satisfaction Questionnaire (CSQ-8) as an Index of Satisfaction with Childbirth-Related Care Among Filipino Women. Copyright: Creative Commons License.

Reference Type

Journal Article

Authors, Section

Matsubara, C.; Green, J.; Astorga, L. T.; Daya, E. L.; Jervoso, H. C.; Gonzaga, E. M.; Jimba, M.

Title, Section

Reliability Tests and Validation Tests of the Client Satisfaction Questionnaire (CSQ-8) as an Index of Satisfaction with Childbirth-Related Care Among Filipino Women. Copyright: Creative Commons License.

Publication Year

2013

Journal Title

BMC Pregnancy Childbirth

Volume

13

Issue

Dec. 17

Pages

235

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online

PMID

PMID: 24341288

DOI

10.1186/1471-2393-13-235

Abstract

Full text of Test is in supplementary file. BACKGROUND: Satisfaction is an important indicator of the quality of care during childbirth. Previous research found that a good environment at a health facility can increase the number of deliveries at that facility. In contrast, an unsatisfying childbirth experience could cause postpartum mental disorder. Therefore it is important to measure mothers' satisfaction with their childbirth experiences. We tested whether the eight-item Client Satisfaction Questionnaire (CSQ-8) provided useful information about satisfaction with childbirth-related care. The government of the Philippines promotes childbirth at health facilities, so we tested the CSQ-8 in the Philippine cities of Ormoc and Palo. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study. We targeted multigravid mothers whose last baby had been delivered at a hospital (without complications) and whose 2nd-to-last baby had been delivered at a hospital or at home (without complications). We developed versions of the CSQ-8 in Cebuano and Waray, which are two of the six major Filipino languages. Reliability tests and validation tests were done with data from 100 Cebuano-speaking mothers and 106 Waray-speaking mothers. RESULTS: Both the Cebuano and Waray versions of the CSQ-8 had high coefficients of internal-consistency reliability (greater than 0.80). Both versions were also unidimensional, which is generally consistent with the English CSQ-8 in a mental-health setting. As hypothesized, the scores for data regarding the second-to-last delivery were higher for mothers who had both their second-to-last and their last delivery in a hospital, than for mothers who had their second-to-last delivery at home and their last delivery in a hospital (Cebuano: p < 0.001, rho = 0.51, Waray: p < 0.001, rho = 0.55). CONCLUSIONS: Scores on the CSQ-8 can be used as indices of general satisfaction with childbirth-related services in clinical settings. This study also exemplifies a convenient method for developing versions of the CSQ-8 in more than one language. These versions of the CSQ-8 can now be used to assess mothers' satisfaction, so that mothers' opinions can be taken into account in efforts to improve childbirth-related services, which could increase the proportion of deliveries in medical facilities and thus reduce maternal mortality.

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