Table 3

Mothers’ and fathers’ satisfaction, mean difference and significance by paired t test

Mean satisfaction scores (SD)Mean differencep Value
MothersFathers
Quality of care provision
 Home assessment6.4 (2.48)6.7 (2.04)−0.290.058
 Birth environment8.8 (1.18)8.7 (1.27)0.150.185
 Sufficient support9.4 (0.87)8.5 (1.20)0.840.000
 Relationship with health professionals8.2 (1.59)8.2 (1.53)0.020.888
Subtotal (maximum 40 points)32.8 (4.42)32.2 (4.07)0.700.026
Parents’ personal attributes
 Ability to cope during labour7.3 (1.67)7.5 (1.57)−0.190.213
 Feeling in control7.6 (1.57)7.7 (1.56)−0.110.426
 Preparation for childbirth8.5 (1.43)8.2 (1.53)0.360.004
 Relationship with baby8.5 (2.10)8.4 (1.38)0.160.364
Subtotal (maximum 40 points)32.1 (4.52)31.8 (3.92)0.240.526
Stress experienced
 Distress experienced during labour4.8 (1.74)5.7 (2.02)−0.870.000
 Obstetric injuries7.8 (1.77)7.3 (1.88)0.430.000
 Perception of having received sufficient medical care8.9 (1.36)8.8 (1.39)0.130.205
 Receipt of an obstetric intervention6.6 (2.74)6.7 (2.66)−0.250.022
 Pain experienced5.2 (2.00)5.2 (2.00)−0.010.945
 Long labour7.3 (2.31)7.4 (2.16)−0.090.409
 Health of baby9.6 (0.810)9.4 (0.94)0.220.001
Subtotal (maximum 70 points)50.1 (7.30)50.5 (7.73)−0.660.097
Total score (maximum 150 points)115.5 (13.69)114.4 (12.84)1.090.161