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Objective: To correlate fetal Biophysical Profile (BPP) with Apgar score of the neonate among pregnant women presenting
Material and Methods: This study was conducted at Obstetrics and Gynecology Department of Hayatabad Medical Complex, Peshawar. Study design was descriptive cross sectional [correlational] study. Duration of this study was 6 months from January 2012 to June 2012 in which a total of 114 patients were observed using correlation coefficient of +0.299(14), 95% confidence interval and 90% power of test. Non-probability consecutive sampling technique was used in selection of patients with inclusion criteria.
Results: In this study mean maternal age was 33 years with standard deviation ± 3.92. Forty three (38%) mothers were primi para and 71(62%) mothers were multi para. Vaginal delivery was performed in 84(73.7%) cases, 22(19.3%) patients had caesarian section and instrumental delivery was done in 8(7%) patients. Eighty three (73%) babies had biophysical profile score ranged 9-10, 24(21%) babies had biophysical profile score ranged 7-8 and 7(6%) babies had biophysical profile score ranged from 4-6. Mean biophysical profile score was 9 with standard deviation ± 1.14. where as 48(42%) babies had APGAR score ranged 9-10, 55(48%) babies had APGAR score ranged 7-8 and 11(10%) babies had APGAR score ranged from 4-6. Mean APGAR score was 8 with standard deviation ± 1.27.
Conclusion: The fetal Biophysical Profile (BPP) appears to be an effective technique for assessment of fetal condition.
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