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Assessment of knowledge and utilization of the partograph among health professionals in Amhara region

Journal Article
(Published March, 2013)
Abebe, F.B. (Author),
Birhanu, D. (Author),
Awoke, W. (Author),
Ejigu, T. (Author)
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In this study, the level of knowledge of obstetric care was found to be poor. Although a majority of the participants had favorable attitude towards the use of partograph, only 29% of the paragraph papers reviewed was properly filled to monitor the progress of labor. Despite participants reporting that partograph is useful to monitor labor and make timely decisions, their level of knowledge of the partograph and its components was inadequate. Presence of prior training, participants’ sex and profession positively influenced the level of knowledge of the partograph and obstetric care. Periodic on-job training regarding to obstetric care and on the partograph should be provided to all obstetric care providers, particularly to males and nurses. Consistent supportive supervision is also needed to motivate staffs to utilize the partograph and help them record and document their findings regularly.

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Abebe FB, Dereje; Awoke, Worku; Ejigu, Tadesse. Assessment of knowledge and utilization of the partograph among health professionals in Amhara region, Ethiopia. Science Journal of Clinical Medicine. 2013 ;2(2).