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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 4
First page : ( 532) Last page : ( 534)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2019.00117.0

A Study to assess the effectiveness of Self Instructional module regarding knowledge and practice related to use of partograph among staff nurses working in labor room of the selected hospitals of Indore

Shrivastava Mrs. Yashoda*

Associate Professor. HOD, OBG Department, Jabalpur Institute of Health Sciences, Jabalpur, (M.P.)

*Corresponding Author E-mail: yashoda.shrivastava@yahoo.in

Online published on 7 April, 2020.



The partograph, a graphic recording of progress of labor and salient condition of the mother and fetus, has been used since 1970 to detect labor that is not progressing normally to indicate when augmentation of labor is approximated. abnormally prolonged labor and its effects are important contributors to maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity.the use of partgraph will help to identify the complication that can occur in a labor. So knowledge regarding partograph is very essential to staff nursres working in labor room.


research approaches adopted for the study was pre-exprimental research design. the research design selected for this study was a pre experimental one group pre-test post test design.non probability convenient purposive sampling technique. The study was conducted on staff nurses working in labor room of selected hospital of Indore (M.P.). The sample size was 80 staff nurses.


The data was analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics. The knowledge gained through self instructional module was good as it was evidence with a highly significant difference (t=20.99 for knowledge, p<0.001 two tailed) and(t=6.05 for practice, P<0.001 two tailed) between the mean post-test (X2=14.50 for knowledge and X2 =7.64 for practice) and pre-test (X1=10.55 for knowledge and X1 =5.51 for practice). There was a significant association between the pre-test knowledge score, practice score and all the taken variable like age of staff nurses, professional education, clinical experiences in labour room, the standard parameter of partograph used in labor room.


The self instructional module was found to be an effective strategy for providing information and for improving the knowledge and practices of staff nurses. It was well appreciated and accepted by the staff nurses. The more researches on Partograph will find better outcome for preventing maternal mortality and morbidity.



Partograph, Staff Nurses, Self Instructional Module, Knowledge, Practice.


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