Partograph utilization and associated factors among obstetric care providers in North Shoa Zone, Central Ethiopia: a cross sectional study|
Wakgari, Negash; Amano, Abdella; Berta, Marta & Tessema, Gizachew Assefa
Background: Globally, prolonged and obstructed labor contributed to 8% of maternal deaths which can be reduced by
proper utilization of partograph during labor.
Methods: An Institution based cross-sectional study was conducted in June, 2013 on 403 obstetric care providers. A pre-tested
and structured questionnaire was used to collect data. Data was entered to EpiInfo version 3.5.1 statistical package and
exported to SPSS version 20.0 for further analysis. Logistic regression analyses were used to see the association of different
Results: Out of 403 obstetric care providers, 40.2% utilized partograph during labor.Those who were midwives by profession
were about 8 times more likely to have a consistent utilization of the partograph than general practitioners (AOR=8. 13,
95% CI: 2.67, 24.78). Similarly, getting on job training (AOR=2. 86, 95% CI: 1.69, 4.86), being knowledgeable on partograph
(AOR=3. 79, 95% CI: 2.05, 7.03) and having favorable attitude towards partograph (AOR=2. 35, 95% CI: 1.14, 4.87) were
positively associated with partograph utilization.
Conclusion: Partograph utilization in labor monitoring was found to be low. Being a midwife by profession, on job training,
knowledge and attitude of obstetric care providers were factors affecting partograph utilization. Providing on job training
for providers would improve partograph utilization.
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Ethiopia; obstetric care providers; partograph