Creation of a Breastfeeding Assessment Scale (BAS): A Nine-Site Study of 1075 Mother/Newborn Couplets

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Presentation
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Creation of a Breastfeeding Assessment Scale (BAS): A Nine-Site Study of 1075 Mother/Newborn Couplets
Abstract:
Creation of a Breastfeeding Assessment Scale (BAS): A Nine-Site Study of 1075 Mother/Newborn Couplets
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Santos Lacey, Susan R., PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Alabama, Huntsville
Title:Associate Professor of Nursing
Co-Authors:Anne Mercer, RN, MSN; Susan Teasley, RN
Objective The study objectives were to: 1) Evaluate the risk of breastfeeding cessation using a maternal survey of both past and present breastfeeding experiences, hospital delivery data, and follow-up phone calls 7-10 days post delivery. 2) Create a breastfeeding cessation assessment tool to provide proper support for lactating mothers. Design This exploratory study used retrospective clinical data from mother/newborn medical records and data collected: A) while the mother hospitalized and B) through telephone interviews 7-10 days post delivery. Population, Sample, Setting A voluntary sample of 1075 healthy, breastfeeding mother/newborn couplets from nine institutions in the Midwest participated, yielding 80% power. Concept or Variables Studied Together Over 300 initial variables ranging from gravida, para, gestational age and type of delivery to number of bottles given while hospitalized were obtained using the three data collection tools. These were linked to the primary outcome variable of actual breastfeeding cessation when respondents answered the question, “Are you still breastfeeding your baby?”, during the follow-up phone call. Methods Multiple logistic regression and odds ratios were employed to determine the most significant variables that together were most predictive of actual breastfeeding cessation. Findings 1) Risk of breastfeeding cessation was encountered 10.6% (114 couplets). 2) Eight variables significantly predicted breastfeeding cessation (p< 0.05). They were: 1) maternal age, 2) breastfeeding experience, 3) frequency of latching difficulty during hospital stay, 4) breastfeeding frequency during hospital stay, 5) number of formula bottles given during hospital stay, 6) previous breast surgery, 7) hypertension during pregnancy and, 8) use of vacuum extraction during delivery. Conclusions Efficacy of the scale with a prospective sample of couplets is needed. If found efficacious it holds promise to screen for mothers at risk for breastfeeding cessation and the opportunity to offer supplemental support.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCreation of a Breastfeeding Assessment Scale (BAS): A Nine-Site Study of 1075 Mother/Newborn Coupletsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150156-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Creation of a Breastfeeding Assessment Scale (BAS): A Nine-Site Study of 1075 Mother/Newborn Couplets</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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Santos Lacey, Susan R., PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Alabama, Huntsville</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">laceys@uah.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Anne Mercer, RN, MSN; Susan Teasley, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective The study objectives were to: 1) Evaluate the risk of breastfeeding cessation using a maternal survey of both past and present breastfeeding experiences, hospital delivery data, and follow-up phone calls 7-10 days post delivery. 2) Create a breastfeeding cessation assessment tool to provide proper support for lactating mothers. Design This exploratory study used retrospective clinical data from mother/newborn medical records and data collected: A) while the mother hospitalized and B) through telephone interviews 7-10 days post delivery. Population, Sample, Setting A voluntary sample of 1075 healthy, breastfeeding mother/newborn couplets from nine institutions in the Midwest participated, yielding 80% power. Concept or Variables Studied Together Over 300 initial variables ranging from gravida, para, gestational age and type of delivery to number of bottles given while hospitalized were obtained using the three data collection tools. These were linked to the primary outcome variable of actual breastfeeding cessation when respondents answered the question, &ldquo;Are you still breastfeeding your baby?&rdquo;, during the follow-up phone call. Methods Multiple logistic regression and odds ratios were employed to determine the most significant variables that together were most predictive of actual breastfeeding cessation. Findings 1) Risk of breastfeeding cessation was encountered 10.6% (114 couplets). 2) Eight variables significantly predicted breastfeeding cessation (p&lt; 0.05). They were: 1) maternal age, 2) breastfeeding experience, 3) frequency of latching difficulty during hospital stay, 4) breastfeeding frequency during hospital stay, 5) number of formula bottles given during hospital stay, 6) previous breast surgery, 7) hypertension during pregnancy and, 8) use of vacuum extraction during delivery. Conclusions Efficacy of the scale with a prospective sample of couplets is needed. If found efficacious it holds promise to screen for mothers at risk for breastfeeding cessation and the opportunity to offer supplemental support.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:17:47Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:17:47Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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