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Table 2 Knowledge of various aspects of maternal and newborn care by potential explanatory factors, all sites, 2013 (n = 273)

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

Variables 21 day SBA training (%) Years since basic nursing training Case sheets used in PHC (%) Mentoring in PHC (%) Monthly delivery caseload at PHC
Categories No (23) Yes (250) 0–5 years (172) 6+ years (101) No (78) Yes (194) No (137) Yes (136) 0–20 (195) More than 20 (78)
Can define prematurity correctly 30.4 34.3 33.7 34.7 25.3 37.6* 21.9 46.3* 34.4 33.3
3 aspects of AMTSL correct 39.1 60.8* 60.5 56.4 35.4 68.6* 35.8 82.4* 58.5 60.3
Partograph score >16/23 questions correct 30.4 56.4* 58.7 46.5* 34.2 62.4* 34.3 74.3* 57.9 44.9*
AMTSL drug correct 73.9 93.2* 90.7 93.1 88.6 92.8 87.6 95.6* 91.8 91.0
3 main signs of obstructed labour correct 4.3 20.0 20.9 14.9 6.3 23.7* 8.8 28.7* 17.4 21.8
3 signs of eclampsia correct 13.0 34.0* 32.6 31.7 13.9 39.7* 16.8 47.8* 34.4 26.9
All 3 maternal sepsis drugs correct 43.5 42.0 45.9 35.6 17.7 52.1* 10.9 73.5* 44.1 37.2
Eclampsia drug correct 69.6 92.4* 89.0 93.1 83.5 93.3* 86.1 94.9* 91.8 87.2
Hypertension drugs correct 60.9 81.6* 77.3 84.2 78.5 80.4 76.6 83.1 82.1 74.4
FHR distress upper and lower ranges correct 26.1 53.6* 54.1 46.5 35.4 57.7* 37.2 65.4* 55.4 41.0*
3 main aspects of LBW management correct 30.4 51.2 53.5 42.6 35.4 55.2* 40.9 58.1* 47.7 53.8
All 4 aspects of neonatal resuscitation correct 13.0 31.6 29.7 30.7 16.5 35.6* 11.7 48.5* 30.3 29.5
2 neonate sepsis drugs correct 17.4 24.8 24.4 23.8 5.1 32.0* 3.6 44.9* 27.2 16.7
  1. *p < 0.05