Medicina Interna: Acesso Aberto

Medicina Interna: Acesso Aberto
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ISSN: 2165-8048


Induction of Labor Prevalence and Associated Factors for Its Outcome at Wolliso St. Luke, Catholic Hospital, South West Shewa, Oromia

Abdulkadir Y, Dejene A, Geremew MA, Dechasa B

Background: Over recent decades, more pregnant women around the world have undergone labor induction to deliver their babies. In developing countries up to 25% of all deliveries at term now involve induction of labor, but in some developing countries the rate are generally lower. Induction is indicated when the benefits to either the mother or the fetus outweigh those of continuing the pregnancy.

Objective: To determine the prevalence of labor induction and factors associated to the outcome of induced labor at Wolliso St. Luke, catholic Hospital, South west Ethiopia.

Methods: Institutional based retrospective cross-sectional study design was conducted to describe the prevalence of labor induction, and factors associated with its outcome. Logistic regression analysis Bivariate and multivariate logistic regression were employed to assess the relative effect of determinants and statistical tests were used to see the associations.

Result: A total of 340 delivery record was reviewed. Out of this 76 (22.4%) of women undergone induction of labor with a success rate of 44 (57.89%). In logistic regression analysis gestational age, Bishop Score, fetal heart beats, membrane rapture before induction of labor and APGAR score showed significant association to the success of induced labor.

Conclusion: The finding indicated that the prevalence of induced labor in study area was a bit lower compared to developed countries. The success rate is low that need improvement, so as address the problems related to the outcomes of induced labor. Furthermore the associated risk factors also due attention to prevent further complication.