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Table 1 Items for person-centered abortion care scale in Kenya

From: Development and validation of a person-centered abortion scale: the experiences of care in private facilities in Kenya

Original Domain Question Referred to in text as: Comment
Dignity/Respect How did you feel about the amount of time you waited? Time to care Retained for both
Dignity/Respect During your time in this clinic did the doctors, nurses, or other health care providers introduce themselves to you when they first came to see you? Introduce self Retained for both
Dignity/Respect Did the doctors, nurses, or other health care providers call you by your name? Called by name Retained for both
Dignity/Respect Did the doctors, nurses, or other staff at the facility treat you with respect? Treated with respect Retained for both
Dignity/Respect Did the doctors, nurses, and other staff at the facility treat you in a friendly manner? Friendly Retained for both
Dignity/Respect During your time in the health facility, would you say you were treated differently because of any personal attribute … like your age, marital status, number of children, your education, wealth, your connections with the facility, or something like that? Treated differently Retained for both
Dignity/Respect Did the doctors, nurses, and other staff at the facility show that they cared about you? Cared Retained for both
Dignity/Respect Did you feel the doctors, nurses, or other health providers shouted at you, scolded, insulted, threatened, or talked to you rudely? Verbal abuse Retained for both
Dignity/Respect Did you feel like you were treated roughly like pushed, beaten, slapped, pinched, physically restrained, or gagged? Physical abuse Retained for both
Privacy/Confidentiality When you were speaking to the doctors, nurses or other staff at the facility, did you feel other people not involved in your care could hear what you were discussing? Privacy Retained for both
Privacy/Confidentiality Do you feel like your health information was or will be kept confidential at this facility? Record confidentiality Retained for both
Autonomy Did you feel like the doctors, nurses or other staff at the facility involved you in decisions about your abortion care? Involvement in care Retained for both
Autonomy Did the doctors, nurses or other staff at the facility ask your permission/consent before doing procedures on you? Consent before procedures Retained for both
Communication Did the doctors, nurses or other staff at the facility speak to you in a language you could understand? Language understand Deleted for both
Communication Did the doctors and nurses explain to you why they were doing examinations or procedures on you? Explain exams Retained for both
Communication Did the doctors and nurses explain to you why they were giving you any medicine, including pain medicine or medicine to start an abortion? Explain medicines Retained for both
Communication Did you feel you could ask the doctors, nurses or other staff at the facility any questions you had? Ask questions Retained for both
Supportive Care Did the doctors and nurses at the facility talk to you about how you were feeling? Ask about feeling Retained for both
Supportive Care Did the doctors and nurses ask how much pain you were in? Ask about pain Retained for both
Supportive Care Do you feel the doctors or nurses did everything they could to help control your pain? Pain medication given Retained among SA sub-group; Deleted among MA sub-group
Supportive Care Did you feel the doctors and nurses paid attention to you during your stay in the facility? Paid attention Retained for both
Supportive Care During your time at the facility, did any staff at the facility ask you or your family for kitu kidogo [unofficial cost]? Bribe Deleted for both
Supportive Care Do you think there was enough health staff in the facility to care for you? Enough staff Retained for both
Supportive Care Did you feel the doctors, nurses or other staff at the facility took the best care of you? Took best care Retained for both
Supportive Care Did you feel you could completely trust the doctors, nurses or other staff at the facility with regards to your care? Trust Retained for both
Supportive Care In general, did you feel safe in the health facility? Safe Retained for both
  1. Adapted from Afulani et al.,[15]