Main Organiser

Julius Centre University of Malaya

Co-organiser

Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malay

Supported by

University of Malaya

ASSESSMENT OF NURSES’ KNOWLEDGE ON CTG INTERPRETATION IN HOSPITAL PUTRAJAYA AND HOSPITAL SERDANG, MALAYSIA.

Author

Latiff L A, Parhizkar S, Ghazali M N, Aman N B

Institution

Yasouj University of Medical Sciences (YUMS), Iran

Abstract

Objectives: The purpose of current study was to determine the level of knowledge on the interpretation of Cardiotocography (CTG) and its associated factors amongst midwifery nurses in Hospital Putrajaya and Hospital Serdang.

Methods: Universal sampling method was used in this study. A total of 165 midwifery nurses from labour and delivery unit and obstetric wards in the two hospitals were given a set of questionnaires consisting of common recording of fetal heart rates, uterine activities and case scenarios.

Results: Finding revealed inadequate knowledge of respondents regarding interpretation and diagnosis of different graph in CTG. There were significant association between age (p=0.01), education level (p=0.05) and knowledge on CTGs interpretation. Result also indicated a significant association between frequency on CTG interpretation with knowledge on CTG (p=0.01).

Conclusion: The result of current study revealed the need for an effective training programme which would help to improve the skill of CTG interpretation by midwifery nurses which would ultimately benefit patients.