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Implementation of the WHO safe childbirth checklist program at a tertiary care setting in Sri Lanka: a developing country experience

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, February 2015
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Title
Implementation of the WHO safe childbirth checklist program at a tertiary care setting in Sri Lanka: a developing country experience
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BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, February 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12884-015-0436-0
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Malitha Patabendige, Hemantha Senanayake

Abstract

BackgroundTo study institutionalization of the World Health Organization¿s Safe Childbirth Checklist (SCC) in a tertiary care center in Sri Lanka.MethodA hospital-based, prospective observational study was conducted in the De Soysa Hospital for Women, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Healthcare workers were educated regarding the SCC, which was to be used for each woman admitted to the labor room during the study period. A qualitatively pretested, self-administered questionnaire was given to all nursing and midwifery staff to assess knowledge and attitudes towards the checklist. Each item of the SCC was reviewed for adherence.ResultsA total of 824 births in which the checklist used were studied. There were a total of births 1800 during the period, giving an adoption rate of 45.8%. Out of the 170 health workers in the hospital (nurses, midwives and nurse midwives) 98 answered the questionnaire (response rate¿=¿57.6%). The average number of childbirth practices checked in the checklist was 21 out of 29 (95% CI 20.2, 21.3). Educating the mother to seek help during labor, after delivery and after discharge from hospital, seeking an assistant during labor, early breast-feeding, maternal HIV infection and discussing contraceptive options were checked least often. The mean level of knowledge on the checklist among health workers was 60.1% (95% CI 57.2, 63.1). Attitudes for acceptance of using the checklist were satisfactory. Average adherence to checklist practices was 71.3%. Sixty eight (69.4%) agreed that the Checklist stimulates inter-personal communication and teamwork. Increased workload, poor enthusiasm of health workers towards new additions to their routine schedule and level of user-friendliness of Checklist were limitations to its greater use.ConclusionsAmongst users, the attitude towards the checklist was satisfactory. Adoption rate amongst all workers was 45.8% and knowledge regarding the checklist was 60.1%. These two factors are probably linked. Therefore prior to introducing it to a facility awareness about the value and correct use of the SCC needs to be increased, while giving attention to satisfactory staffing levels.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 231 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 49 21%
Researcher 35 15%
Student > Bachelor 24 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 7%
Student > Postgraduate 12 5%
Other 44 19%
Unknown 51 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 77 33%
Nursing and Health Professions 53 23%
Social Sciences 13 6%
Psychology 6 3%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 2%
Other 20 9%
Unknown 58 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 02 March 2015.
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#3,501,551
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#1,112
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#57,559
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