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Study on knowledge, attitude and practices regarding Partograph among staff nurses

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Harpreet Kaur Bajwa, Nidhi Sagar, Mamta and Jasbir Kaur
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Prolonged labour is a leading cause of death among mothers and newborns in developing countries. Early detection of abnormal progress and prevention of prolonged labour cansignificantly improve the outcome of labour. The partograph is a simple chart for recording information about progress of labour. A descriptive study was carried out to assess the knowledge, attitude and practices regarding partograph among 60 staff nurses selected by convenience sampling technique, working in Labour ward of selected hospitals of district Ludhiana, Punjab. A structured questionnaire for knowledge, Likert scale for attitude and checklist for practices regarding partograph. More than half of staff nurses (55%) had good knowledge, majority (90%) had positive attitude whereas only 18.3% had practiced partograph. The association of knowledge with attitude ( p≤ 0.01) and practices (p<0.05) regarding partograph among staff nurses was found to highly significant with a weak positive relationship between knowledge and attitude (r= 0.455; p=0.000) whereas a strong positive relationship between knowledge and practices( r= 0.701; p= 0.016). A statistically significant association of knowledge and attitude with education was found and the association of attitude with experience in labour ward and number of deliveries conducted was also found to be significant.

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