Materno foetal physiological parameters in sitting and left lateral position during non - stress test (NST monitoring in pregnancy: a cross over study

Samuel, Rachel and Karkada, Sushmitha and Fernandes, Sweety and Bhat, Parvathi (2015) Materno foetal physiological parameters in sitting and left lateral position during non - stress test (NST monitoring in pregnancy: a cross over study. Manipal Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences, 1 (2). pp. 83-86. ISSN 2395-1397

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Abstract

Introduction: The main goal of foetal observation is a healthy new born with a mother who is healthy. The non-stress test (NST) is a primary foetal surveillance tool. This study aimed to compare the maternal physiological parameters of antenatal women during NST monitoring between sitting and left lateral position and also to determine the foetal physiological parameters during NST monitoring in sitting position and left lateral position. Methods: The study was cross over design. The antenatal women between 34 to 40 weeks of gestation were randomly given the position as Group-A or Group-B position strategy. The setting of the study was labour ward of a selected Hospital in Udupi District, Karnataka. The total number of antenatal women included in the study were 44. Results: There were significant changes in maternal physiological parameters like maternal systolic (p=0.001), diastolic (p=0.001) blood pressure and pulse rate (p=0.001) between left lateral and sitting position. There was significant difference in foetal physiological parameters like baseline foetal heart rate (p = 0.034) and deceleration (p=<0.001) between sitting and lateral positions. Conclusion: The sitting position adopted for NST by the antenatal women during their third trimester demonstrated a favourable materno-foetal physiological parameter than in lateral position. So sitting position can be encouraged as an alternative position that can be used for NST test, based on the preference of the antenatal women.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: NST; physiological; parameter; maternal; foetal; non-stress test; position.
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2016 14:59
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2016 14:59
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/146821

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