The midwife is the person who is with the mother round ‘o’ clock & she is responsible for the monitoring the mother and child during labor process. In modern obstetrics partograph is not just a graphical record of cervical dilatation, but also a composite record of all the important feathers of a labor on a single sheet. Evaluative study approach and One group pretest- post test (Quasi experimental) design was used for the study. Modified structured knowledge questionnaire was prepared for collection of data. The 40 first year P.B.BSc Nursing students were selected from Krishna Institute of Nursing Sciences, Karad by Purposive sample technique. Data were collected by using structured knowledge questionnaire and analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. Major findings related to demographic variables were majority students 25(62%) belongs to age group 20-24 years . majority 19 (47.5%) were having less than one year of professional experience and 33(82.5%) were having less than one year working experience in maternity ward. Majority students 31(77.5%) were not exposed any in-service education programme on partograph. Level of knowledge in pretest majority 22.5% were in poor level, 77.5%were in average level and nobody was in good level and post test majority 5% were in poor level, 25%were in average level and 70%were in good level. Effectiveness of SIM in terms of gain in knowledge on partograph ‘t’ value was calculated. The calculated ‘t’ value (t=10.0) was higher than the table value (2.023) at df (39). It proved that SIM on partograph was an effective for increasing the student’s knowledge. For an association chi-square test was use there was no statistically significant association found between pre existing knowledge and demographic variables at df (39).The study concluded that SIM on partograph administered to the 1st year P.B. BSc. Nursing students was effective in increasing the knowledge.
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Jyoti A. Salunkhe, A study to evaluate the effectiveness of self instructional module on the knowledge of partograph among first year P.B. B.Sc. Nursing student at Krishna Hospital Karad. Asian J. Nur. Edu. & Research 2(1): Jan.-March 2012; Page 18-20.