Developing an Android-Based Application Documentation System of Postpartum Care for Indonesian Midwifery Students




postpartum, midwifery documentation, student, mobile Case Midwifery Notes


Midwifery students still take notes the old-fashioned way, on paper, which has become very inconvenient. Students struggle to create accurate and complete care documentation due to the risk of losing important data, transferring data, and scribbling. Mobile Case Midwifery Notes (CMNotes) is an Android-based documentation system designed to develop learning methods and interactive consultations between students and lecturers. CMNotes facilitates digital and comprehensive recording of patient data starting from assessment, diagnosis, and plan of care to implementation and evaluation by applying Varney’s management principles and Subjective Objective Analysis Planning (SOAP) documentation. This study is research and development (R&D) to produce a documentation system for midwifery care emphasising postpartum and breastfeeding care. The researchers recruited 185 midwifery students from Aceh Health Polytechnics to be involved in a needs analysis. Out of the total number of students, 39 students took part in the implementation stage where their experience using the application was assessed. The needs analysis revealed that postpartum care and breastfeeding are important subjects, and their documentation is the most important aspect. The implementation results show that the CMNotes provide convenience and satisfaction for students when documenting childbirth and postpartum care. Since CMNotes could provide the reference range of data, the system allows students to identify and focus on the issue experienced by the patients. Due to user feedback on the system’s usability, it is necessary to create an Android-based CMNotes application to fill in patient data more easily and effectively without the need for internet access.


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Abdurrahman, Politeknik Kesehatan Aceh




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How to Cite

Mutiah, Cut, Abdurrahman, Halimatussakdiah, Bustami, Dewita, and Keumalahayati. “Developing an Android-Based Application Documentation System of Postpartum Care for Indonesian Midwifery Students”. Africa Journal of Nursing and Midwifery, 15 pages.



Received 2023-06-18
Accepted 2023-11-07
Published 2024-01-26