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Table 1 Staff knowledge of essential aspects of maternal and neonatal care, comparing those from intervention and control sites, Karnataka, India, 2012 and 2013

From: Improving the knowledge of labour and delivery nurses in India: a randomized controlled trial of mentoring and case sheets in primary care centres

  Baseline, 2012 (n = 295) Post intervention, 2013 (n = 273)
Control (%)
(n = 154)
Intervention (%)
(n = 141)
Control (%)
(n = 137)
Intervention (%)
(n = 136)
Can define prematurity correctly 4.3 4.3 21.9ǂ 46.3ǂ*
3 aspects of AMTSL correct 9.1 6.4 35.8ǂ 82.4ǂ*
Partograph score >16/23 questions correct 0 0 34.3ǂ 74.3ǂ*
AMTSL drug correct 69.5 68.8 87.6ǂ 95.6ǂ*
3 signs of eclampsia correct 1.9 1.4 16.8ǂ 47.8ǂ*
3 main signs of obstructed labour correct 0 0 8.8ǂ 28.7ǂ*
All 3 maternal sepsis drugs correct 0.6 2.1 10.9ǂ 73.5ǂ*
Eclampsia drug correct 75.3 77.3 86.1ǂ 94.9ǂ*
Hypertension drugs correct 57.1 55.3 76.6ǂ 83.1ǂ
FHR distress upper and lower ranges correct 16.2 11.3 37.2ǂ 65.4ǂ*
3 main aspects of LBW management correct 9.1 14.9 40.9ǂ 58.1ǂ*
All 4 aspects of neonatal resuscitation correct 2.6 2.1 11.7ǂ 48.5ǂ*
2 neonate sepsis drugs correct 4.5 2.9 3.6 44.9ǂ*
  1. ǂ Difference between control sites in 2012 and 2013 and between intervention sites in 2012 and 2103 (p < 0.05)
  2. *Difference between intervention and control sites in 2012 and between intervention and control sites 2013 (p < 0.05)