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Nov. 19, 2021 Americas Publication

Development of the person-centered prenatal care scale for people of color

Given the stark disparities in maternal mortality and adverse birth outcomes among Black, indigenous, and other people of color, there is a need to better understand and measure how individuals from these communities experience their care during pregnancy. This study aimed to develop and validate a tool that can be used to measure person-centered prenatal care that reflects the experiences of people of color. It prsents 2 versions of the person-centered prenatal care scale. Both versions have high validity and reliability in a sample made up predominantly of Black women. This scale will facilitate measurement to improve person-centered prenatal care for people of color and could contribute to reducing disparities in birth outcomes.