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Title: Testing of simulation training device for assessment of cervical dilatation among nursing student of Karad, India
Authors: Pratinidhi, Asha
Patange, Rajkumar
Patil, Supriya
Salunkhe, Jyoti
Samson, Sheetal
Contributors: Kakade, Satish
Item type: Conference publication
Keywords: Synthetic training devices--Health aspects;προσομοίωση;συσκευή εκπαίδευσης;αυχενική διαστολή;παρτογράφος;αυχενικό διάγραμμα;simulation;cervical dilatation;partograph;cervicograph
Subjects: Ιατρική
Pathology--Examinations, questions, etc.
Issue Date: 27-Jan-2015
Date of availability: 27-Jan-2015
Publisher: Insight Medical Publishing
Abstract: Introduction: Knowledge of cervical dilatation is a pre-requisite of plotting of cervicograph which is an important component of partograph recommended by WHO for monitoring of every delivery. Use of cervicography is not routinely undertaken, an important reason being inability of birth attendants to specify cervical dilatation in centimeters. The aim of the present study was to test simulation training device as teaching tool in nursing college of Karad, India. Material and Methods: A batch of fourth year nursing students who had completed midwifery clinical rotation of five and half months and having experience of monitoring of the labour were randomly allocated to study group (n=43) and control group (n=45). A conventional training session was given to both groups on measurement of cervical dilatation. In addition the simulation training device, which consisted of a rotating drum on which rubber rings were mounted from 3 to 10 cm size was used for training of the study group. Unpaired‘t’ test and Chi-square test were used to compare ability of nursing students to identify correct size of the hole after blinding. Results: There was no significant difference in the knowledge of study and control groups before training. There was significant difference in the pre and post test scores of both study and control groups (t=20.570, p <0.0001)which was more marked in study group. (t=2.260, p <0.0202).Individualized assessment of judgment of ring size on simulation training device indicated a highly significant ability of the nursing students from study group to judge the size of the ring as compared to the control group by visual impression (c2=10.907, p <0.001) and by palpation (c2= 6.995, p <0.0082). Feed back from the participants was positive. Conclusion: Use of simulation training device appeared to give better understanding and development of skill for judging the cervical dilation in cm.
Language: English
Citation: Pratinidhi, A., Patange, R., Patil, S., Salunkhe, J., Samson, S. et all. (2014). Testing of simulation training device for assessment of cervical dilatation among nursing student of Karad, India. “Health Science Journal”. 8(4): 495 - 501. Available at:
Journal: Health Science Journal
Type of Journal: With a review process (peer review)
Access scheme: Publicly accessible
License: Αναφορά Δημιουργού-Μη Εμπορική Χρήση-Όχι Παράγωγα Έργα 3.0 Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες
Appears in Collections:Τόμος 8, τεύχος 4 (Οκτ. - Δεκ. 2014)

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