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Knowledge levels of midwives regarding the interpretation of cardiotocographs at labour units in KwaZulu-Natal public hospitals

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Title Knowledge levels of midwives regarding the interpretation of cardiotocographs at labour units in KwaZulu-Natal public hospitals
 
Creator James, Sindiwe Maduna, Ntsepiseng E. Morton, David G.
 
Subject Midwifery; Nursing cardiotocography; cardiotocograph tracings; foetal monitoring; CTG interpretation; intrapartum management
Description Background: The primary purpose of cardiotocography is to detect early signs of intrapartum hypoxia and improve foetal outcomes. Intrapartum hypoxia remains the major cause of perinatal deaths during monitored labours. This is attributed to the midwives’ lack of knowledge and skills in the foetal implementation and interpretation of cardiotocographs.Objectives: This study aimed to establish midwives’ knowledge and interpretive skills of cardiotocography.Method: The study employed a quantitative research approach with an explorative, descriptive, cross-sectional design. A total of 226 purposively selected participants were asked to complete a self-administered, structured questionnaire, of which 125 responded by completing the questionnaire. The study was conducted in labour wards in KwaZulu-Natal public hospitals in 2014. Data analysis was performed by means of descriptive and inferential statistics using analysis of variance.Results: The findings revealed that the midwives in KwaZulu-Natal public hospitals were found to be clinically lacking in knowledge of cardiotocography.Conclusion: The limited cardiotocographic knowledge of the midwives in KwaZulu-Natal public hospitals was possibly because of a lack of in-service training, as more than half of the participants (70%) indicated a need for this.
 
Publisher AOSIS
 
Contributor National Research Foundation
Date 2019-11-27
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Quantitative; Exploratory; Descriptive
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/curationis.v42i1.2007
 
Source Curationis; Vol 42, No 1 (2019); 7 pages 2223-6279 0379-8577
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://curationis.org.za/index.php/curationis/article/view/2007/2633 https://curationis.org.za/index.php/curationis/article/view/2007/2632 https://curationis.org.za/index.php/curationis/article/view/2007/2634 https://curationis.org.za/index.php/curationis/article/view/2007/2631
 
Coverage KwaZulu-Natal 21st century Midwives
Rights Copyright (c) 2019 Sindiwe James, Ntsepiseng E. Maduna, David G. Morton https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0