Validating Indicators of the Quality of Maternal Health Care in Kenya
Ann K. Blanc, Population Council
Charlotte Warren, Population Council
Katharine McCarthy, Population Council
James Kimani, Population Council
Jackline Kivunaga, Population Council
Brian Mdawida, Population Council
Charity Ndwiga, Population Council
Saumya Ramarao, Population Council
Objective: To validate a set of maternal and newborn health indicators that can be measured in facility and population-based surveys.
Methods: We compared women’s self-reports of care received during labor and delivery against direct observation by a third party in two Kenyan hospitals (n=666). Self-reported data was collected via interviews prior to hospital discharge. The area under the receiver operating curve (AUC) and inflation factor (IF) was calculated for each indicator.
Results: Four of 47 indicators met both validation criteria (AUC>0.60 and 0.75