*Corresponding author:Mamatha Shetty,Assistant Professors,JSS College of Nursing, Mysuru,India
Received: April 12, 2018; Published: April 20, 2018
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Childbirth is considered a life-changing event for most women and families all over the world, but childbirth is also associated with great risks, and in severe cases disability and even death of mother or child. Majority of maternal deaths and complications attributable to obstructed and prolonged labor could be prevented by cost-effective and affordable health interventions like the use of partograph.
Aims and Objectives: The aim of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness of an educational intervention regarding partograph among student nurses in selected nursing institutions at Mysuru.
Methods: The research design selected for this study was one group pre-test post test design. Non-Probability purposive sampling technique was adopted to select 30 student nurses in selected Nursing institutions at Mysuru.A pre-test observation of the dependent variable is made before implementation of treatment to the selected group, the treatment is administered and finally post-test observation of dependent variable is carried out to assess the effect of treatment on the group.
Result: Result revealed that an educational intervention on partograph was effective in increasing the knowledge of student nurses regarding partograph as evidenced by computed paired ‘t’ test which was statistically significant at 0.05 level of significance (t(29)= 2.05, p<0.05)
Conclusion: It was concluded that educational intervention was effective in enhancing the knowledge of student nurses regarding partograph. Study finding also emphasizes the role of educational strategies to improve the knowledge of health personnel’s regarding partograph
Keywords: Partograph;Effectiveness; Educational intervention