Vol. 6, Issue 4 (2019)
Assess the knowledge regarding partograph among staff nurses at Tertiary Care Hospital
Author(s): Dr. V Kumari, Dr. Indira S, Jayanthi V, N Subhashini
Abstract: The partograph is the most commonly used labor monitoring tool, widely supported by health professionals and recommended by the World Health Organization for use in active labour. The purpose of the partograph is to enable health care professionals to monitor wellbeing and progress in labour and provide timely intervention when required. A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted among staff nurses working at NMCH, Nellore with an aim to know the level of knowledge regarding partograph. 30 staff nurses were selected by using non-probability convenience sampling technique. Data was obtained through a pretested self-administered questionnaire and was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. Chi-square test was applied as a test of significance with fixing the p-value of 0.05 as significant. The study findings revealed that out of 30 staff nurses 5(16.7%) had adequate knowledge, 16(53.3%) had moderate knowledge and 9(30%) had inadequate knowledge on partograph. Hence the study concluded that the need of in-service training to staff nurses to enlighten and updating the current changes in partograph.