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Table 4 Association between interventions and other variables, and three knowledge domains based on multivariable analysis (n = 250): (p-values)

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

   Normal labour indexa Labour complications indexb Neonatal complications indexc
Interventions SBA training only Ref Ref Ref
SBA training, case sheets, no mentoring 0.043 (0.77) 0.044 (0.76) 0.119 (0.46)
SBA training, case sheets and mentoring 1.055 (<0.01)** 1.370 (0.00)** 1.227 (<0.01)**
Monthly deliveries at facility 0–20 per month Ref Ref Ref
21+ per month −0.226 (0.06) 0.383(0.00)** −0.270 (0.04)*
Years since basic nurse training 6+ years Ref Ref Ref
0–5 years −0.019 (0.85) 0.110 (0.25) 0.015 (0.88)
District Bellary Ref Ref Ref
Gulbarga −0.058 (0.59) 0.021 (0.84) 0.172 (0.14)
  1. *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01. Based on a linear regression using GEE analysis
  2. aNormal labour index included knowledge of the following items: Prematurity; all 3 aspects of active management of the third stage of labour; partograph score; and oxytocin use
  3. bLabour complications index included knowledge of the following items: Eclampsia signs; obstructed labour signs; maternal sepsis drugs; eclampsia drugs; and hypertension drugs
  4. cNeonatal complications index included knowledge of the following items: Upper and lower bounds for foetal heart rate; low birth weight management; neonatal resuscitation; and newborn sepsis drugs