The Relationship Between Early Initiation of Breastfeeding and Extended Breastfeeding Among Mothers Who Self Select to Complete an Electronic Survey

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148328
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Presentation
Title:
The Relationship Between Early Initiation of Breastfeeding and Extended Breastfeeding Among Mothers Who Self Select to Complete an Electronic Survey
Abstract:
The Relationship Between Early Initiation of Breastfeeding and Extended Breastfeeding Among Mothers Who Self Select to Complete an Electronic Survey
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Ravazzolo, Cheryl
P.I. Institution Name:Niagara Health System
Breastfeeding is a health behavior. Extended breastfeeding has been advocated by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the World Health Organization. The goal of Healthy People 2010 is to deficit in the literature about the relationship between early initiation of breastfeeding and the extended breastfeeding experience. The purpose of this study is to determine if a relationship exists between these two variables. Imogene King’s Theory of Goal Attainment has been utilized as the theoretical mothers who have or were currently breastfeeding. The actual sample size of N = 416 exceeded the target, based upon power analysis. Anonymity of respondents was maintained and Institutional Review Board Approval from Niagara University was obtained. A unique aspect of this study was the data collection method. The data was collected on a closed and open-ended interview schedule, which was posted on an Internet web page designed by the researchers. Participants were recruited through a variety of electronic mediums. Content validity was determined by a panel of experts and the instrument was piloted with breastfeeding mothers who provided face validity. Descriptive statistics and content analysis was used to summarize the collected data. The hypothesis was tested with the nonparametric inferential statistic of the chi-square test of independence. The statistical analysis supported the hypothesis that among this sample population, extended breastfeeding (beyond 12 months) is dependent on early initiation of breastfeeding (within one hour of birth). Limitations are based on recall bias, self-selection, and use of a nonstandardized instrument. Further research in this area of lactation is needed to support the findings, the researchers also recommend the instrument be further evaluated for reliability and validity.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Relationship Between Early Initiation of Breastfeeding and Extended Breastfeeding Among Mothers Who Self Select to Complete an Electronic Surveyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148328-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Relationship Between Early Initiation of Breastfeeding and Extended Breastfeeding Among Mothers Who Self Select to Complete an Electronic Survey</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Ravazzolo, Cheryl</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Niagara Health System</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">cherylravazzolo@sympatico.ca</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Breastfeeding is a health behavior. Extended breastfeeding has been advocated by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the World Health Organization. The goal of Healthy People 2010 is to deficit in the literature about the relationship between early initiation of breastfeeding and the extended breastfeeding experience. The purpose of this study is to determine if a relationship exists between these two variables. Imogene King&rsquo;s Theory of Goal Attainment has been utilized as the theoretical mothers who have or were currently breastfeeding. The actual sample size of N = 416 exceeded the target, based upon power analysis. Anonymity of respondents was maintained and Institutional Review Board Approval from Niagara University was obtained. A unique aspect of this study was the data collection method. The data was collected on a closed and open-ended interview schedule, which was posted on an Internet web page designed by the researchers. Participants were recruited through a variety of electronic mediums. Content validity was determined by a panel of experts and the instrument was piloted with breastfeeding mothers who provided face validity. Descriptive statistics and content analysis was used to summarize the collected data. The hypothesis was tested with the nonparametric inferential statistic of the chi-square test of independence. The statistical analysis supported the hypothesis that among this sample population, extended breastfeeding (beyond 12 months) is dependent on early initiation of breastfeeding (within one hour of birth). Limitations are based on recall bias, self-selection, and use of a nonstandardized instrument. Further research in this area of lactation is needed to support the findings, the researchers also recommend the instrument be further evaluated for reliability and validity.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:43:34Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:43:34Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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