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Table 2 Completeness of antenatal care assessments before and after MESH-QI intervention

From: Beyond coverage: improving the quality of antenatal care delivery through integrated mentorship and quality improvement at health centers in rural Rwanda

  Baseline Follow-up P-value
n % n %  
Danger signs
 Headache 79 24.0 278 95.2 <  0.001
 Blurry vision 77 23.3 278 95.2 <  0.001
 Facial swelling 184 56.0 290 99.3 <  0.001
 Convulsions 57 17.3 275 94.1 <  0.001
 Bleeding 134 41.0 285 98.0 <  0.001
 Loss of fluid 76 23.0 267 91.4 <  0.001
 Painful contractions 91 28.0 264 90.4 <  0.001
 Composite 7 2.1 246 84.2 <  0.001
Medical history
 Previous surgeries 92 28.0 85 29.0 0.734
 Current medications 11 3.3 41 14.0 <  0.001
 Traditional medications/herbs 7 2.1 41 14.0 <  0.001
 Tobacco use 8 2.4 38 13.1 <  0.001
 Alcohol 10 3.0 39 13.5 <  0.001
 Domestic violence 17 5.2 36 12.5 0.001
 HIV status checked and documented 66 42.0 80 86.0 <  0.001
 Composite 7 2.1 40 14.0 <  0.001
Vital signs
 Temperature 85 26.0 213 74.0 <  0.001
 Blood pressure 289 88.0 288 99.0 <  0.001
 Pulse 111 34.0 273 93.5 <  0.001
 Respirations 13 4.0 172 60.0 <  0.001
 Composite 3 1.0 160 55.0 <  0.001
Fetal well being
 Fundal height 167 98.0 199 100.0 0.030
 Heart rate (BCF) 167 98.0 194 97.5 0.914
 Movement (after 20 weeks) 80 47.0 197 99.0 <  0.001
 Position (after 36 weeks) 82 95.4 89 98.0 0.367
 Composite 121 37.0 259 89.0 <  0.001
Counseling
 Needed supplies are available 224 68.0 215 75.0 0.050
 Counseling occurs in private room 304 92.1 288 99.0 <  0.001
 Makes eye contact with woman 291 88.1 287 98.2 <  0.001
 Speaks to woman in respectful manner 316 96.0 289 99.0 0.014
 Uses words that woman can understand 294 89.0 285 98.0 <  0.001
 Concrete response provided 78 24.0 199 68.0 <  0.001
 Explains all medical procedures 44 13.3 269 93.4 <  0.001
 Composite 7 2.2 149 51.0 <  0.001
  1. N= 171 for baseline and N= 199 for follow-up
  2. N= 86 for baseline and N=91 for follow-up