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Table 3 Response rate and level of agreement on formulated statements related to the Maternal Health Care Register

From: User perspectives on the Swedish Maternal Health Care Register

  Response rate a Values b  
   Totally disagree    Totally agree Summary of
  n (%) 0 1 2 3 4 5 value 3 to 5
1. Statements responded by all participating midwives (N = 989)         
It is easy to get an overview 947 (95.8) 9 (0.9) 21 (2.2) 64 (6.8) 261 (27.6) 359 (37.9) 233 (24.6) 853 (90.1)
It is easy to orient myself 948 (95.9) 8 (0.8) 17 (1.8) 60 (6.3) 248 (26.2) 390 (41.1) 225 (23.7) 863 (91.0)
The start page has an appealing layout 866 (87.6) 33 (3.8) 52 (6.0) 134 (15.5) 345 (39.8) 196 (22.6) 106 (12.2) 646 (74.7)
The colours are appealing 844 (85.0) 9 (1.1) 35 (4.1) 99 (11.7) 295 (35.0) 273 (32.3) 133 (15.8) 700 (83.0)
The font is easy to read 943 (95.0) 3 (0.3) 8 (0.8) 33 (3.5) 188 (19.9) 397 (42.1) 314 (33.3) 898 (93.5)
The text is easy to understand 948 (95.9) 3 (0.3) 8 (0.8) 30 (3.2) 184 (19.4) 428 (45.1) 295 (31.1) 907 (95.7)
The font size works well 947 (95.8) 2 (0.2) 2 (0.2) 24 (2.5) 144 (15.2) 402 (42.4) 373 (39.4) 919 (97.0)
I get the information I need about the register 861 (87.1) 19 (2.2) 22 (2.5) 68 (7.9) 236 (27.4) 328 (38.1) 188 (21.8) 752 (87.3)
The Web- application functions well for registration 943 (95.3) 10 (1.1) 14 (1.5) 44 (4.7) 187 (19.8) 420 (44.5) 268 (28.4) 875 (92.8)
Register manual         
I have read the manual (proportion of “yes” answer) 493 (51.5)        
The text is easy to understand 462 (93.7) 2 (0.4) 2 (0.4) 14 (3.0) 126 (27.3) 236 (51.2) 82 (17.7) 444 (96.1)
The manual gave me the information I needed 459 (93.1) 3 (0.7) 2 (0.4) 17 (3.7) 121 (26.4) 219 (47.7) 97 (21.1) 437 (92.5)
Registration of data at first data entry         
The questions are easy to understand 966 (97.7) 3 (0.3) 2 (0.2) 12 (1.2) 83 (8.6) 379 (39.2) 487 (50.4) 949 (98.2)
The questions come in a logical order 918 (92.8) 4 (0.4) 4 (0.4) 19 (2.1) 117 (12.7) 388 (42.3) 386 (42.0) 891 (97.1)
Registration of data at second data entry         
The questions are easy to understand 953 (96.4) 1 (0.1) 2 (0.2) 16 (1.7) 128 (13.4) 425 (44.6) 381 (40.0) 934 (98.0)
The questions come in a logical order 916 (92.6) 2 (0.2) 7 (0.8) 22 (2.4) 132 (14.4) 412 (45.0) 341 (37.2) 885 (96.6)
2. Statements responded by midwives in group A c (n = 880) d         
I regularly access data on pregnant women who visit my clinic 842 (95.7) 481 (57.1) 182 (21.6) 99 (11.8) 55 (6.5) 11 (1.3) 14 (1.7) 80 (9.5)
The register is helpful in my clinical work 750 (85.2) 289 (38.5) 163 (21.7) 118 (15.7) 127 (16.9) 32 (3.6) 21 (2.8) 180 (24.0)
The register is burdensome 843 (95.8) 64 (7.6) 78 (9.3) 105 (12.5) 215 (25.4) 186 (21.9) 197 (23.4) 596 (70.7)
I gain a more coherent picture of the pregnant woman by registering data in the register 809 (91.9) 285 (35.2) 198 (24.5) 131 (16.2) 147 (18.2) 36 (4.4) 12 (1.5) 195 (24.1)
I question the benefit of the register 789 (89.7) 201 (25.5) 148 (18.8) 87 (11.0) 158 (20.0) 83 (10.5) 112 (14.2) 353 (44.7)
3. Statements responded by midwives in group B e (n = 84) and C f (n = 24). In total n = 108 d         
I regularly access data on pregnant women who visit my clinic 99 (91.7) 20 (20.2) 11 (11.1) 13 (13.1) 22 (22.2) 17 (17.2) 16 (16.2) 55 (55.6)
The register is helpful in my clinical work 85 (78.7) 15 (17.6) 6 (7.1) 11 (12.9) 24 (28.2) 15 (17.6) 14 (16.5) 53 (62.4)
The register is burdensome 98 (90.7) 19 (19.4) 24 (24.5) 18 (18.4) 19 (19.4) 12 (12.2) 6 (6.1) 37 (37.8)
The register is helpful in my administrative work 94 (87.0) 17 (18.1) 7 (7.4) 8 (8.5) 15 (16.0) 28 (29.8) 19 (20.2) 62 (66.0)
I gain a more coherent picture of the pregnant woman by registering data in the register 80 (74.1) 21 (26.3) 8 (10.0) 13 (16.3) 18 (22.5) 14 (17.5) 6 (7.5) 38 (47.5)
I use register data in our operational planning 91 (84.3) 27 (29.7) 11 (12.1) 7 (7.7) 13 (14.3) 22 (24.2) 11 (12.1) 46 (50.5)
I base financial decisions on data from the register 79 (73.1) 37 (46.8) 8 (10.1) 10 (12.7) 14 (17.7) 8 (10.1) 2 (2.5) 24 (30.4)
I use register data to describe the burden of care for my clinic 95 (88.0) 24 (25.3) 7 (7.4) 12 (12.6) 13 (13.7) 23 (24.2) 16 (16.8) 52 (54.7)
I use register data to compare my clinic with other levels of health care (regions, counties, Sweden) 96 (88.9) 22 (22.9) 12 (12.5) 12 (12.5) 8 (8.3) 24 (25.0) 18 (18.8) 50 (52.1)
I present register data to my colleagues at the clinic 96 (88.9) 25 (26.0) 10 (10.4) 7 (7.3) 14 (14.6) 20 (20.8) 20 (20.8) 54 (56.3)
I perceive my colleagues as interested in clinic data 90 (83.3) 15 (16.7) 3 (3.3) 12 (13.3) 21 (23.3) 24 (26.7) 15 (16.7) 60 (66.7)
I provide register data to my supervisors 95 (88.0) 32 (33.7) 11 (11.6) 8 (8.4) 9 (9.3) 19 (20.0) 16 (16.8) 44 (46.3)
I provide register data for development of health care 84 (77.8) 57 (67.9) 13 (15.5) 7 (8.3) 5 (6.0) 1 (1.2) 1 (1.2) 7 (8.3)
I question the benefit of the register 92 (85.2) 52 (56.5) 19 (20.7) 4 (4.3) 4 (4.3) 3 (3.3) 10 (10.9) 17 (18.5)
  1. aResponse rate is the number of responding participants divided by 989.
  2. bValues on a scale from 0 to 5 where 0 = totally disagree and 5 = totally agree.
  3. cGroup A included midwives exclusively engaged in patient-related work tasks.
  4. dOne participant did not fill in type of work executed.
  5. eGroup B included midwives engaged in both patient-related work tasks and administrative supervision.
  6. fGroup C included midwives exclusively engaged in administrative supervision.