Effect of Intervention Package on Obstetric Care Workers’ Skill of Partograph Documentation in Selected Health Facilities in Oyo State, Nigeria

Effect of Intervention Package on Obstetric Care Workers’ Skill of Partograph Documentation in Selected Health Facilities in Oyo State, Nigeria

Author by Prof. Christiana Sowunmi

Journal/Publisher: Commonwealth Journal Of Academic Research (cjar.eu)

Volume/Edition: 3

Language: English

Pages: 1 - 10

Abstract

Partograph is a very important tool recommended by the world health organization since 1994 to monitor fetal well-being, maternal well-being, progress of labour and detect early deviations from normal in the active phase of labour. Studies had revealed poor skills of partograph documentation mortality. Hence this study assessed the effect of intervention package on obstetric care workers’ skill of partograph documentation in selected health facilities in Oyo state, Nigeria. This study utilized a pretest - post-test quasi experimental research design. The population comprised 120 obstetric care workers in Saki west local government area of Oyo State. A purposive non-probability sampling technique was used to select 48 participants for the study group. The study adopted WHO modified Partograph with case scenario for data collection. Data were collected over four weeks in three sessions of preintervention, intervention and post intervention stages. The research questions were analyzed descriptively while the hypothesis was analyzed inferentially with t-test at 0.05 level of significance. The results revealed that at the pre-intervention stage, skill score of parameters documentation on partograph was moderate on maternal condition, fair for fetal condition and fair for progress of labour while at the post-intervention stage, it was good and high for the three parameters. Also, there was significant difference in the pre and post intervention skill score of parameters documentation on partograph of the obstetric care workers (mean difference = 10.55, t(46) = 7.339, p = .000). The study concluded that the intervention package improved the documentation ability of partograph among obstetric care workers. It was recommended among others that obstetric care providers should receive timely on job training so that they regularly have the required skills that are linked to partograph documentation.


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