Partograph is the tool which is used to
assess maternal condition, fetal condition contractions
and progress of labour. As the result, well filled
partograph helps the obstetric care provider to know
any abnormal changes and decide better decisions
during delivery of health care to the pregnant mother in
labour which can help to reduce maternal and fetal
morbidity and mortality rate. Therefore, the aim of this
study was to determine the level of practices and
elements influencing partograph use among nurses
during providing health care in Singida Municipality,
Singida region - Tanzania.
Methods: Analytical cross sectional study was conducted
at Singida Municipality and involved 150 nurses who
were randomly selected from maternity departments at
Sokoine health center and Singida Regional Referral
Hospital in Singida municipality, Tanzania. A practice
and associated factors on partograph utilization selfadministered structured questionnaire was used to
examine the levels of practices and factors influencing
partograph usage on provision of health care. Chisquare test, binary logistic regression and multinomial
logistic regression were used to test association and
pinpoint significant predictors of level of practice and
associated factors on partograph utilization.
Keywords : practices, utilization, partograph, nurses, health care and Singida.