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A Comparative Study to Assess the Knowledge Regarding Partograph Among Staff Nurses in Government and Private Hospitals, Amritsar

Dimple Narang

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The aim of the study was to assess the difference in knowledge level of government and private hospitals staff nurses regarding partograph. A partograph is a graphical presentation of a woman’s progress of labor. Once the woman has true signs of labor, the midwife initiates the use of partograph to record her findings. A non-experimental comparative research design was used and research approach was quantitative in nature. The sample size was 60 staff nurses consisted 30 from government and 30 from private hospitals, Amritsar. A self-structured questionnaire was used to assess the knowledge regarding partograph. The nonprobability purposive sampling technique was adopted to select the subjects. The Statistical technique used for analysis was descriptive (mean, SD) and inferential (chi-square). The result showed that majority 46.67% had good knowledge followed by 30% had average knowledge whereas minority 23.33% had poor knowledge in government hospitals staff nurses. Whereas majority 46.67% had poor knowledge followed by 30% had average knowledge whereas minority 23.33% had good knowledge in private hospitals staff nurses. The study suggests that there was a significant relationship of knowledge with demographic variables regarding partograph among staff nurses.

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