TABLE 9.

Compliance With Recommended Frequency of Recording of Observations During Labor

MeasureInstances When Observation Could Be Recorded, %Instances When Observation Should Have Been Recorded Per Standard, %
ePartogramPaper PartographePartogramPaper Partograph
Recommended timing:Every 30 minutesAt least every 1 hour
Fetal heart rate76.084.080.285.9
Contractions76.082.079.590.7
Maternal pulse72.042.073.933.8
Recommended timing:Every 2 hoursAt least every 2 hours
Temperature43.018.099.372.6
Recommended timing:Every 4 hoursAt least every 4 hours
Color of amniotic fluid43.023.0100.065.8
Moulding42.018.0100.060.1
Cervical dilatation51.035.0100.099.8
Descent50.034.099.798.0
Blood pressure42.025.099.792.2
Urine protein32.05.095.829.0
Urine acetone33.05.096.128.5
Urine volume33.05.096.431.6
  • Abbreviation: ePartogram, electronic partogram.