Volume 7, Issue 6, November 2018, Page: 135-142
Magnitude of Obstructed Labor and Associated Factors Among Women Who Delivered at Public Hospitals of Western Harerghe Zone, Oromia, Ethiopia
Tizita Tamiru Wube, Department of Nursing, Yekatit 12 Hospital Medical College, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Birhanu Wondimeneh Demissie, Department of Nursing, Wolaita Sodo University, Wolaita Sodo, Ethiopia
Zuriyash Mengistu Assen, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Kelemu Abebe Gelaw, Department of Midwifery, Wolaita Sodo University, Wolaita Sodo, Ethiopia
Robera Olana Fite, Department of Nursing, Wolaita Sodo University, Wolaita Sodo, Ethiopia
Received: Aug. 3, 2018;       Accepted: Nov. 23, 2018;       Published: Dec. 28, 2018
DOI: 10.11648/j.cmr.20180706.11      View  398      Downloads  62
Obstructed labor is one of the common preventable causes of maternal, perinatal morbidity and mortality in low income countries including Ethiopia. The prevalence is more common in communities in which under nutrition in childhood is dominant and where there is no access to health facilities. The common causes are cephalo pelvic disproportion, malpresentation and malposition. The objective of this study was to assess the magnitude of obstructed labor and associated factors among women who delivered at public hospitals in West Harerghe Zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia. Institution based retrospective cross sectional study design was conducted from March 10, 2016 to April 10, 2016 in West Harerghe public hospitals. The data was collected by using structured pretested questionnaire check list. Systematic random sampling technique was used to select 385 delivered women. The data was checked, coded and entered to Epi-info version 3.1 and was exported to SPSS version 21 software. Binary and multiple Logistic regressions were used to analyze the association between the dependent and independent variables. Magnitude of obstructed labor was found to be 34.3% of the total delivered women. The identified independent risk factors for obstructed labor were distance (P-value=0.001, AOR=0.029, 95% CI 0.005-0.169), parthograph utilization (P-value=0.000, AOR=0.064, 95% CI 0.025-0.162) and source of referral (P-value=0.002, AOR=0.346, 95%CI 0.180-0.667). The magnitude of obstructed labor was high in the study area. Improved proper utilization of parthograph, antenatal care coverage, good referral system, and comprehensive obstetric care in nearby health institutions are recommended to prevent obstructed labor and its complications.
Magnitude, Obstructed Labor, Risk Factors
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Tizita Tamiru Wube, Birhanu Wondimeneh Demissie, Zuriyash Mengistu Assen, Kelemu Abebe Gelaw, Robera Olana Fite, Magnitude of Obstructed Labor and Associated Factors Among Women Who Delivered at Public Hospitals of Western Harerghe Zone, Oromia, Ethiopia, Clinical Medicine Research. Vol. 7, No. 6, 2018, pp. 135-142. doi: 10.11648/j.cmr.20180706.11
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