Knowledge and Utilization of the Partograph among obstetric care givers in South West Nigeria

by AO Fawole, KI Hunyinbo, DA Adekanle
African Journal of Reproductive Health ()
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Abstract

This cross-sectional study assessed knowledge and utilization of the partograph among health care workers in southwestern Nigeria. Respondents were selected by multi-stage sampling method from primary, secondary and tertiary levels of care. 719 respondents comprising of CHEWS - 110 (15.3%), Auxiliary Nurses - 148 (20.6%), Nurse/Midwives - 365 (50.6%), Physicians – 96 (13.4%) were selected from primary (38.2%), secondary (39.1%) and tertiary levels (22.7%). Only 32.3% used the partograph to monitor women in labour. Partograph use was reported significantly more frequently\r\nby respondents in tertiary level compared with respondents from primary/secondary levels of care (82.4% vs. 19.3%; X2 = 214.6, p Cette étude transvasale a évalué la connaissance et l\'utilisation du partographe parmi les membres du personnel soignant au sud-ouest du Nigéria. Les personnes interrogées ont été sélectionnées à l\'aide d\'une méthode d\'échantillon à plusieurs étapes à partir des niveaux de soin primaire, secondaire et tertiaire. Au total 719 personnes ont été interrogées, y compris les travailleurs communautaires pour l\'extension des services de santé 110 (15,3%), des infirmières auxillaires – 148 (20,6%), les infirmières / sages–femmes – 365 (50,6%), les médecins – 96 (13,4%) ont été sélectionnées à partir des niveaux primaire (38,2%), secondaire (39,1%) et tertiaire (22,7%). Seuls 32,3% se sont servis du partographe pour surveiller les femmes au travail. L\'utilisation du partographe a été plus fréquent chez les interrogés qui appartiennent au niveau tertiaire par rapport aux intérrogés des niveaux primaire et secondaire de soin (82,4% vs 19,3% ; X2 = 214,6 p Keywords : partograph, healthcare providers, knowledge, utilization Knowledge and Utilization of the Partograph\r\namong obstetric care givers in South West Nigeria African Journal of Reproductive Health Vol. 12 (1) 2008: pp. 22-29

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