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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157977
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Evaluation of a Free Educational Support Program for New Mothers
Abstract:
Evaluation of a Free Educational Support Program for New Mothers
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2005
Author:Reavy, Kathleen, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Boise State University Department of Nursing
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:1910 University Drive, Boise, ID, 83725-1840, USA
Contact Telephone:208-426-1598
Co-Authors:Andrea Brady
The purpose of this research is to examine the effectiveness of a free educational support program for new mothers and their babies. This quasi-experimental study examines the program's impact on maternal self-confidence and infant development using a convenience sample of mothers and their new babies who regularly attend a free-of-charge educational support program. The program is supported by a large regional medical center and meets weekly on the medical center's campus. The program rotates on a 16-week schedule so that mothers may enter and leave at their convenience. Educational offerings are based on suggestions from mothers and presented by invited experts or by the registered nurse who oversees the program. Measurement tools for pre/post collection of data include the Erwin Identity Scale (adapted for new mothers), the Bayley Scales of Infant Development II, and the Nursing Child Assessment Satellite Training instrument. Exit interviews and observational notes contribute qualitative information. Collection of data will be completed in December 2004 and analyzed in January 2005. Predictive assumptions are that quantitative data will show a correlation between attendance at a free educational support program for new mothers and increased maternal self-confidence and infant development. Preliminary qualitative data suggest that support groups that are free increase participation, as do the educational components offered by health and community experts. It is predicted that these findings will contribute to the safety, health and well-being of families adjusting to changing roles.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEvaluation of a Free Educational Support Program for New Mothersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157977-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Evaluation of a Free Educational Support Program for New Mothers</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Reavy, Kathleen, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Boise State University Department of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">1910 University Drive, Boise, ID, 83725-1840, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">208-426-1598</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kreavy@boisestate.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Andrea Brady</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this research is to examine the effectiveness of a free educational support program for new mothers and their babies. This quasi-experimental study examines the program's impact on maternal self-confidence and infant development using a convenience sample of mothers and their new babies who regularly attend a free-of-charge educational support program. The program is supported by a large regional medical center and meets weekly on the medical center's campus. The program rotates on a 16-week schedule so that mothers may enter and leave at their convenience. Educational offerings are based on suggestions from mothers and presented by invited experts or by the registered nurse who oversees the program. Measurement tools for pre/post collection of data include the Erwin Identity Scale (adapted for new mothers), the Bayley Scales of Infant Development II, and the Nursing Child Assessment Satellite Training instrument. Exit interviews and observational notes contribute qualitative information. Collection of data will be completed in December 2004 and analyzed in January 2005. Predictive assumptions are that quantitative data will show a correlation between attendance at a free educational support program for new mothers and increased maternal self-confidence and infant development. Preliminary qualitative data suggest that support groups that are free increase participation, as do the educational components offered by health and community experts. It is predicted that these findings will contribute to the safety, health and well-being of families adjusting to changing roles.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:23:19Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:23:19Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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