Author Intervention Population Outcomes Study information
De Muylder (1988)[@15443] Induction or caesarean delivery for all abnormal counts according to clinical context. 200 women with high risk pregnancies who were given a kick chart. Action was only taken in 20 of 36 pregnancies with an abnormal chart; there were no antenatal deaths and five babies with a low Apgar score. Cohort study of kick charts in high risk pregnancies in a public hospital in Gweru, Zimbabwe.
Lema (1988)[@15439] Ultrasound, or amniocentesis with the aim of delivery. Immediate delivery if persistently poor counts after observation. Immediate delivery if abnormal FHR, if liquor was ammonium stained, or if at term. 110 mothers with GA >32 weeks who were instructed how to record fetal movements. Outcomes not presented separately for women who received an intervention. Cohort study of women with risk factors in a public tertiary referral hospital in Kenya.
Olagbuji et al (2011)[@15446] Induction of labour at term (Misoprostol 50mg) Women with maternal perception of decreased fetal movement. Caesarean delivery 38%; 5 min Apgar score <7 9.3%; BW <2500g 11.2%; mean BW 3177+/- 409g; NNU admission 7.5% Case control study of women induced for perception of fetal movement vs induced for prolonged pregnancy in a university teaching hospital in Nigeria
Singh & Sidhu (2008)[@15442] Admission and screening by US and NST after a positive result. 250 women who were given DFMC charts. 15 of 36 women with abnormal kick charts were admitted, of these 12 were discharged when they had satisfactory fetal movements after screening. The three with persistent RFM had vaginal births. There were no stillbirths in this group. Case control study of women who were and were not given DFMC charts at a military hospital in India.