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Table 2 Suggested monitoring interval for each parameter and the proportion of experts who agreed with it

From: Expert perspectives on essential parameters to monitor during childbirth in low resource settings: a Delphi study in sub-Saharan Africa

Parameter Monitoring interval (Hours) Experts in agreement (%)
Foetal heart rate 0.5 65
Amniotic fluid 4 56
Moulding of head 4 53
Cervix opening 4 67
Contractions in 10 min 0.5 40
Contractions strength 0.5 40
Descent of foetus 4 47
Pulse rate 0.5 35
Blood pressure 4 52
Temperature 2 40
Urine volume 4 39
Urine acetone Over 4 56
Urine protein Over 4 65