The Correctness and Completeness of Documentation of Parameters on the Partographs used by Midwives in Primary Healthcare Facilities in Midwestern Uganda: A retrospective Descriptive Study


Aim: This study was conducted to determine the correctness and completeness of documentation of partographs. Design: This was a retrospective descriptive study. Methods: We included 365 partographs of deliveries conducted from January 1st to October 31st 2019. Data were collected using a checklist and analysed descriptively. The study based on 13 partograph parameters. Results: About 8–13 parameters were correctly documented in 71.5 % of the par- tographs. About 38.9%, 24.7%, 99.7%, 22.5% and 16 % of the partographs had no documentation of obstetric risk factors, foetal heart rate, colour of liquor, uterine contractions and cervical dilatation respectively. About 12.1% of the cervicographs crossed the action line and 61.4% of partographs where cervicographs crossed the action line had no documentation of action(s) taken.



Care, Completeness, Correctness, Intrapartum, and Partograph