Assessment of knowledge and skills of GNM students regarding active management of third stage of labour

Deepshikha ., Simarjeet Kaur, Adiba Siddiqui


Background: Active management of third stage of labour is a simple and practical intervention to reduce the incidence of PPH has been identified, globally endorsed, and widely promoted for more than a decade as part of programs to reduce maternal mortality. The objective of the present study was to assess knowledge and skills of GNM students regarding Active Management of third stage of Labour in selected schools of Nursing, Haryana.

Methods: A non-experimental research design with descriptive survey was carried, the study comprised of 100 GNM students selected by purposive sampling technique from M.M. School of Nursing, Mullana and School of Nursing, Christian Hospital, Jagadhri. Structured knowledge questionnaire and observational checklist was used to assess the knowledge and skills respectively. Validity and reliability of tool was established.

Results: SPSS version 20 was used for statistical analysis. Majority (92%) of the GNM students had below average level of knowledge and all (100%) were incompetent to perform active management of third stage of labour.

Conclusions: GNM students should be updated with the knowledge and skill in order to provide safe and qualified care. Various teaching strategies or training should be inculcated in their curriculum and integrated as necessary to achieve the goals set for maternal and newborn survival.


Active management of third stage of labour, GNM students, Knowledge, Skill

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