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Monitoring Severe Pre-Eclampsia and Eclampsia Treatment in Resource Poor Countries: Skilled Birth Attendant Perception of a New Treatment and Monitoring Chart (LIVKAN Chart)

Ameh, Charles ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2341-7605, Ekechi, Christine I. and Tukur, Jamilu (2012) 'Monitoring Severe Pre-Eclampsia and Eclampsia Treatment in Resource Poor Countries: Skilled Birth Attendant Perception of a New Treatment and Monitoring Chart (LIVKAN Chart)'. Maternal and Child Health Journal, Vol 16, Issue 5, pp. 941-946.

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Abstract

The lack of easy to use protocols and monitoring charts in the management of pre-eclampsia/eclampsia contribute to substandard care of women in resource poor settings. A treatment monitoring tool (LIVKAN chart) has been developed to improve the quality of care for these women. Based on feedback from skilled birth attendants (SBAs), a two page document which provides a visual record of the treatment and monitoring of women with severe pre-eclampsia/eclampsia over a 24 h period was developed. It also contains detailed treatment guidelines as well as a summary of the woman’s treatment. A two page document on instructions for use of the chart was also developed. The chart design was evaluated by different level SBAs via a semi structured questionnaire. There was a 92% (109) response rate. About 30% (33) and 58% (63) of the respondents provided care to women in Primary Health Care and referral health care facilities respectively. Ninety eight percentage of respondents indicated that the chart would be of additional benefit in their care of women with pre-eclamptic/eclampsia. Seventy three percentage of respondents indicated that the chart would also be useful to lower health care facility SBAs. The design of the chart ensures that guidelines for managing/monitoring of patients are instantly available on a concise easy-to-use chart which confers added advantage over other chart designs. Having been evaluated by SBAs, acceptability and utilization in poor resource settings should be high. A study has been designed to evaluate the acceptability and effectiveness of this new monitoring chart in both BEOCs and CEOCs in two sub-Saharan African countries.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The final publication is available at link.springer.com
Subjects: WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 310 Maternal welfare
WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 395 Health in developing countries
WQ Obstetrics > Childbirth. Prenatal Care > WQ 175 Prenatal care
WQ Obstetrics > Pregnancy Complications > WQ 215 Toxemias
WY Nursing > WY 157 Obstetrical nursing. Nurse midwifery
WY Nursing > WY 157.3 Maternal-child nursing. Neonatal nursing. Perinatal nursing
Faculty: Department: Groups (2002 - 2012) > Child & Reproductive Health Group
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1007/s10995-011-0832-7
Depositing User: Martin Chapman
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2014 11:46
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 13:06
URI: https://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/3562

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