International Journal of Midwifery and Nursing Practice
2018, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Part A
Comparative study on DFMC chart vs Cardiff count ten chart on assessment of fetal movement among antenatal mothers at NMCH, Nellore
Kanakalakshmi R, K Kantha, Latha P and Dr. Indira Arumugam
Background: Decreased fetal movements are present in 5% to 15% of pregnancies and are associated with uterine foetal death and uterine growth restriction. Preterm birth and foetal death studies have shown that foetal movement counts are an effective screening monitoring. Foetal movement serves as an indirect measure of central nervous system integrity and function with reported reduction foetal mortality.
Aim: The aim of the study was to compare the fetal movements based of DFMC count and Cardiff count.
Objectives: 1. To assess the fetal movement using DFMC chart among antenatal mothers. 2. To assess the fetal movement using Cardiff count ten chart among antenatal mothers. 3. To find out the association between fetal movement with the socio demographic variables among antenatal mothers.
Methodology: 100 antenatal mothers from NMCH, Nellore were selected by using convenience sampling method.
Results: Regard to fetal movement based on DFMC, 25(25%) had poor fetal movements, 59(59%) are had good fetal movement and16 (16%) had very good Fetal movements. Regard to fetal movement based on Cardiff count, 5(5%) had poor fetal movement, 8(8%) had good fetal movement and 87(87%) had very good fetal movements.