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Table 2 Midwives’ perceptions of knowledge and skill set to teach and manage postpartum complications

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

Knowledge to teach patients
Complication Very knowledgeable Knowledgeable Somewhat knowledgeable Not knowledgeable Feel not necessary
Hemorrhage 94
(38.52%)
138
(56.56%)
12
(4.92%)
Infection 101
(41.39%)
130
(53.28%)
13
(5.33%)
Preeclampsia/eclampsia 83
(34.16%)
138
(56.79%)
21
(8.64%)
1
(0.41%)
 
hypertension 74
(30.33%)
144
(59.02%)
25
(10.25%)
1
(0.41%)
Postpartum depression 35
(14.34%)
98
(40.16%)
87
(35.66%)
21
(8.61%)
3
(1.23%)
Venous thrombosis 27
(11.11%)
65
(26.75%)
110
(45.27%)
38
(15.64%)
3
(1.23%)
Pulmonary embolism 20
(8.23%)
63
(25.93%)
112
(46.09%)
44
(18.11%)
4
(1.65%)
Cardiac event 16
(6.56%)
65
(26.64%)
112
(45.90%)
49
(20.08%)
2
(0.82%)
Skill set to manage complications
Complication Yes Somewhat No Don’t know
Hemorrhage 221
(90.57%)
18
(7.38%)
4
(1.64%)
1
(0.41%)
Infection 220
(90.16%)
16
(6.56%)
5
(2.05%)
3
(1.23%)
Preeclampsia/eclampsia 215
(88.11%)
20
(8.20%)
8
(3.28%)
1
(0.41%)
Hypertension 206
(84.77%)
25
(10.29%)
11
(4.53%)
1
(0.41%)
Postpartum depression 84
(34.43%)
84
(34.43%)
69
(28.28%)
7
(2.87%)
Venous thrombosis 58
(23.77%)
88
(36.07%)
87
(35.66%)
11
(4.51%)
Pulmonary embolism 51
(20.90%)
91
(37.30%)
90
(36.89%)
12
(4.92%)
Cardiac event 41
(16.80%)
94
(38.52%)
95
(38.93%)
14
(5.74%)
  1. Bold values indicate to help readers visually see the higher percentages