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Table 1 12 months evaluation of use and satisfaction with the PartoMa guidelines: Background characteristics of respondents, own use, and favorite guideline page(s)

From: Labour management guidelines for a Tanzanian referral hospital: The participatory development process and birth attendants’ perceptions

  Doctorsa Nurse-midwivesa Intern doctorsb
  n = 12 n = 23 n = 49
N (%)
Years of obstetric/midwifery experience
 < 1 year 5 (41.7%) 5 (21.7%) 49 (100.0%)
 1–5 years 6 (50.0%) 14 (60.9%) 0 (0.0%)
 > 5 years 1 (8.3%) 4 (17.4%) 0 (0.0%)
Use of the PartoMa guidelines
 Every day when at work 11 (91.7%) 17 (73.9%) 43 (87.8%)
 At least once a week 1 (8.3%) 3 (13.0%) 5 (10.2%)
 Less than once a week 0 (0.0%) 1 (4.3%) 1 (2.0%)
 Never 0 (0.0%) 2 (8.7%) 0 (0.0%)
PartoMa seminars attended
 0 1 (8.3%) 3 (13.0%) 9 (18.4%)
 1 3 (25.0%) 12 (52.2%) 17 (34.7%)
 ≥ 2 8 (66.7%) 7 (30.4%) 23 (47.0%)
 Information missing 0 (0.0%) 1 (4.3%) 0 (0.0%)
Favourite part(s) of the PartoMa guidelines
 Routine surveillance & supportive care 7 (58.3%) 16 (69.6%) 32 (65.3%)
 Fetal heart rate and fetal distress 10 (83.3%) 17 (73.9%) 32 (65.3%)
 Labour progression and poor progress 5 (41.7%) 17 (73.9%) 26 (53.1%)
 Hypertensive disorders 9 (75.0%) 14 (60.9%) 39 (80.0%)
 Fever, high pulse, low blood pressure 5 (41.7%) 7 (30.4%) 21 (43.0%)
 Vacuum extractionc 8 (66.7%) 5 (21.7%) 24 (49.0%)
  1. aAll doctors and nurses/midwives in permanent positions at the obstetric division of the department by the end of January and beginning of February 2016 were requested to fill in the questionnaire (response rates: 92.3% and 88.5%, respectively). Doctors included 11 medical doctors and 1 assistant medical doctor
  2. bAll intern doctors who had conducted their six weeks obstetric clinical rotation since March 2015 were requested to fill in the questionnaire (response rate: 80.3%). At the time of data collection, some had finalized their internship and left for positions outside Zanzibar, and they could therefore not be reached
  3. cThis section was reproduced from the Advanced Life-saving Skills in Obstetrics’ course syllabus, with permission from their legal board [33]