Evaluation of the Mothers Knowledge about Breastfeeding and Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy Level

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152916
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Presentation
Title:
Evaluation of the Mothers Knowledge about Breastfeeding and Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy Level
Abstract:
Evaluation of the Mothers Knowledge about Breastfeeding and Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy Level
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Kilic, Ayse, RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Denizli Military Hospital
Title:Chief Nurse
Co-Authors:Gulten Guvenc, RN, PhD; Aygul Akyuz, RN, PhD; Ayfer Ustunsoz, PhD, RN; Gulsah Kok, RN, MSc
21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: This study was performed to determine the factors affecting mothers to breastfeed, self-efficacy and to evaluate the knowledge of the mothers about breastfeeding. Methods: This cross sectional research was carried out in a city in Turkey between May and June 2009. The sample consisted of 256 volunteer women who were suitable mothers with babies 0-12 months and breastfeeding for inclusion criteria for the study. Data were obtained using a questionnaire form prepared by the researchers and Breast-feeding Self-Efficacy Scale-Short Form (BSES-SF). SPSS for windows 15.0 statistical program was used in analyzing obtained data. Cronbach's alpha coefficient for internal consistency was 0,84. Results: The mean age for the sample was 28.46 (sd +/- 4,90). Thirty eight percent of the participants were university graduates and 68.4 % of women were homemakers. Ninety seven percent of women think colostrum is healthful for newborn and 96.9% of women think it is more healthful then baby food. However twenty two percent of the participants stated that they had no idea about the fact that breastfeeding protects against breast cancer. Only 54.7% of the mothers knew that excess breast milk can be stored. When the self-efficacy of breast feeding case is investigated, 75.3% expressed willingness about breastfeeding. Sixty-one percent of the mothers stated that they can surely feed their child by breast milk. Most of the mothers expressed that they can understand when their babies want breastfeeding and when they want to end. Conclusion: In our study, it was determined that majority of the mothers know breastfeeding is the best nutrition for their babies, it protects the baby against diseases and help to built connection between the mother and the baby. The results of this study could be helpful in planning appropriate interventions to improve the confidence of mothers with low breast-feeding self efficacy.
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.titleEvaluation of the Mothers Knowledge about Breastfeeding and Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy Levelen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152916-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Evaluation of the Mothers Knowledge about Breastfeeding and Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy Level</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">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Kilic, Ayse, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Denizli Military Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Chief Nurse</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ayse2007@yahoo.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Gulten Guvenc, RN, PhD; Aygul Akyuz, RN, PhD; Ayfer Ustunsoz, PhD, RN; Gulsah Kok, RN, MSc</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: This study was performed to determine the factors affecting mothers to breastfeed, self-efficacy and to evaluate the knowledge of the mothers about breastfeeding. Methods: This cross sectional research was carried out in a city in Turkey between May and June 2009. The sample consisted of 256 volunteer women who were suitable mothers with babies 0-12 months and breastfeeding for inclusion criteria for the study. Data were obtained using a questionnaire form prepared by the researchers and Breast-feeding Self-Efficacy Scale-Short Form (BSES-SF). SPSS for windows 15.0 statistical program was used in analyzing obtained data. Cronbach's alpha coefficient for internal consistency was 0,84. Results: The mean age for the sample was 28.46 (sd +/- 4,90). Thirty eight percent of the participants were university graduates and 68.4 % of women were homemakers. Ninety seven percent of women think colostrum is healthful for newborn and 96.9% of women think it is more healthful then baby food. However twenty two percent of the participants stated that they had no idea about the fact that breastfeeding protects against breast cancer. Only 54.7% of the mothers knew that excess breast milk can be stored. When the self-efficacy of breast feeding case is investigated, 75.3% expressed willingness about breastfeeding. Sixty-one percent of the mothers stated that they can surely feed their child by breast milk. Most of the mothers expressed that they can understand when their babies want breastfeeding and when they want to end. Conclusion: In our study, it was determined that majority of the mothers know breastfeeding is the best nutrition for their babies, it protects the baby against diseases and help to built connection between the mother and the baby. The results of this study could be helpful in planning appropriate interventions to improve the confidence of mothers with low breast-feeding self efficacy.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:54:59Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:54:59Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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