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:: Volume 19, Issue 10 (10-2017) ::
J Babol Univ Med Sci. 2017; Volume 19 Back to browse issues page
Effect of Education on Awareness of Practice of Mothers in Care of Premature Infants
A Arzani , Y Zahedpasha * , A Zabihi , SR Jafarian Amiri
Non-Communicable Pediatrics Disease Research Center, Health Research Center, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, I.R.Iran , yzpasha@gmail.com
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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Reducing the mortality rate of low birth weight and preterm infants is associated with an increase in their care needs. Insufficient knowledge of mother in effective care of the premature infant affects the process of growth and development and causes illness and re-admission of the infant. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of educational intervention on awareness of Practice of mothers in care of premature infants.
METHODS: In this quasi experimental study, 100 mothers with premature infants who were admitted to Shafizadeh Amirkola Children's Hospital affiliated to Babol University of Medical Sciences, were randomly assigned to two groups of 50 subjects. Data of mothers' knowledge about infant care was gathered by a researcher-made questionnaire containing 22 questions with a three-point Likert scale ranging a score of 22 to 66. Obtaining a higher grade reflects the better performance of mothers. Based on the needs assessment at the beginning of the study, the training related to the care of the premature infant in the intervention group from the fourth day was given in 4 sessions for 20 minutes. The control group had the current process in the care. After three months, awareness of mothers' performance in both groups was compared and evaluated.
FINDINGS: Mothers' awareness scores in the experimental group increased from 53.15±4.99 before the intervention to 62.5±3.73 after the intervention (p<0.001). Also, the average score after 3 months in the control group was 62.5±3.73 and 51.82±3.94, respectively (p<0.001).
CONCLUSION: The results of this study showed that educational intervention can increase mother's knowledge & skill regarding to care of low birth weight and premature infants.
Keywords: Education, Mother, Low Birth Weight Infants, Premature Neonate, Practice, Care, Intervention
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Type of Study: Interventional | Subject: Nursing
Received: 2017/05/1 | Accepted: 2017/10/2 | Published: 2017/10/31
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Arzani A, Zahedpasha Y, Zabihi A, Jafarian Amiri S. Effect of Education on Awareness of Practice of Mothers in Care of Premature Infants. J Babol Univ Med Sci 2017; 19 (10) :42-47
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