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Usability, acceptability, and feasibility of the World Health Organization Labour Care Guide: A mixed-methods, multicountry evaluation

Joshua P Vogel, Liz Comrie-Thomson, Veronica Pingray, Luis Gadama, Hadiza Galadanci, Shivaprasad Goudar, Rose Laisser, Tina Lavender, David Lissauer, Sujata Misra, Yeshita Pujar, Zahida P Qureshi, Taiwo Amole, Mabel Berrueta, Faisal Dankishiya, George Gwako, Caroline SE Homer, Jonathan Jobanputra, Sam Meja, Carolina Nigri Show all



INTRODUCTION: The World Health Organization's (WHO) Labour Care Guide (LCG) is a "next-generation" partograph based on WHO's latest intrapartum care recommendations. It aims to optimize clinical care provided to women and their experience of care. We evaluated the LCG's usability, feasibility, and acceptability among maternity care practitioners in clinical settings. METHODS: Mixed-methods evaluation with doctors, midwives, and nurses in 12 health facilities across Argentina, India, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, and Tanzania. Purposively sampled and trained practitioners applied the LCG in low-risk women during labor and rated experiences, satisfaction, and usability. Practitioners were invited to..

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