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Table 1 Summary of patient education after childbirth by midwives

From: A descriptive, cross-sectional study of postpartum education: midwives’ self-reported knowledge and teaching of postpartum complications in Ghana

Time spent teaching patient on all necessary information N = 244
10 min or less 32 13.17%
10–15 min 64 26.34%
15–30 min 96 39.51%
30 min – 1 h 49 20.16%
More than 1 h 2 0.82%
Time spent teaching patient on warning signs of complications N = 244
5 min of less 16 6.56%
6–10 min 75 30.74%
11–15 min 76 31.15%
16–20 min 26 10.66%
21–30 min 23 9.43%
30 or more minutes 28 11.48%
Mode of discharge education N = 243
Group teaching 41 16.87%
Individual teaching 202 83.13%
Educational handouts/take-home reference provided N = 244
No 162 66.39%
Yes 82 33.61%
Patient education on potential postpartum complications
Complication Always Most of the time Sometimes Never Only if relevant
Hemorrhage 136 (55.74%) 69
(28.28%)
28
(11.48%)
2
(0.82%)
9
(3.69%)
Infection 124
(50.82%)
82
(33.61%)
27
(11.07%)
4
(1.64%)
7
(2.87%)
Preeclampsia/Eclampsia 104
(42.62%)
74
(30.33%)
31
(12.70%)
4
(1.64%)
31
(12.70%)
Hypertension 82
(34.17%)
79
(32.92%)
36
(15.00%)
4
(1.67%)
39
(16.25%)
Postpartum depression 36
(14.81%)
49
(20.16%)
65
(26.75%)
17
(7.00%)
76
(31.28%)
Venous thrombosis 25
(10.25%)
37
(15.16%)
67
(27.46%)
41
(16.80%)
74
(30.33%)
Pulmonary embolism 19
(7.79%)
37
(15.16%)
60
(24.59%)
45
(18.44%)
83
(34.02%)
Cardiac event 22
(9.09%)
34 (14.05%) 64 (26.45%) 37 (15.29%) 85 (35.12%)
  1. Bold values indicate to help readers visually see the higher percentages