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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158889
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Beginning Breastfeeding Survey
Abstract:
The Beginning Breastfeeding Survey
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2010
Author:Mulder, Pamela, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Iowa
Title:College of Nursing
Contact Address:101 Nursing Building, 50 Newton Road, Iowa City, IA, 52242, USA
Contact Telephone:319-335-7062
Co-Authors:P.J. Mulder, College of Nursing, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA;
Current breastfeeding assessment tools fail to assess the mother's perception of breastfeeding effectiveness during the early postpartum and fail to identify mothers at risk for formula supplementation or breastfeeding termination. This study evaluated the psychometric properties of the Beginning Breastfeeding Survey [BBS], a tool for assessing a mother's perception of breastfeeding effectiveness during the first two weeks postpartum. Feminism served as the conceptual framework for this study and Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs served as a framework for tool development. An observational prospective study was conducted to evaluate the reliability and validity of the BBS in a multi-cultural sample of 131 mothers and infants. Coefficient alpha for the BBS was .90. Construct validity was evaluated with principal components analysis, resulting in three factors, Maternal Breastfeeding Competence and Emotional Satisfaction (alpha = .90), Maternal Discomfort and Anxiety (alpha = .70), and Infant Breastfeeding Skill and Emotional Satisfaction (alpha = .87). The BBS demonstrated adequate discriminant and convergent validity. In a Kruskal-Wallis test, the BBS distinguished between successful breastfeeding experience and no breastfeeding experience or unsuccessful breastfeeding experience (chi² = 24.34, p < .001). In a one-way ANOVA the BBS distinguished between women exclusively breastfeeding or breastfeeding with formula or exclusive formula feeding at 14 to 28 days postpartum (F = 6.34, p < .01). The BBS was positively correlated with breastfeeding self-efficacy (postpartum hospitalization, r = .73, p < .001; 14 to 28 days postpartum, r = .53, p < .001) and negatively correlated with postpartum fatigue (postpartum hospitalization, r = -.30, p < .001). The BBS demonstrated adequate reliability and validity. Future research will concentrate on rewording items in the Maternal Discomfort and Anxiety subscale to improve reliability and identifying relationships between BBS scores and breastfeeding problems during the postpartum hospitalization.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Beginning Breastfeeding Surveyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158889-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Beginning Breastfeeding Survey</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</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">Mulder, Pamela, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Iowa</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">101 Nursing Building, 50 Newton Road, Iowa City, IA, 52242, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">319-335-7062</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">pamela-mulder@uiowa.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">P.J. Mulder, College of Nursing, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Current breastfeeding assessment tools fail to assess the mother's perception of breastfeeding effectiveness during the early postpartum and fail to identify mothers at risk for formula supplementation or breastfeeding termination. This study evaluated the psychometric properties of the Beginning Breastfeeding Survey [BBS], a tool for assessing a mother's perception of breastfeeding effectiveness during the first two weeks postpartum. Feminism served as the conceptual framework for this study and Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs served as a framework for tool development. An observational prospective study was conducted to evaluate the reliability and validity of the BBS in a multi-cultural sample of 131 mothers and infants. Coefficient alpha for the BBS was .90. Construct validity was evaluated with principal components analysis, resulting in three factors, Maternal Breastfeeding Competence and Emotional Satisfaction (alpha = .90), Maternal Discomfort and Anxiety (alpha = .70), and Infant Breastfeeding Skill and Emotional Satisfaction (alpha = .87). The BBS demonstrated adequate discriminant and convergent validity. In a Kruskal-Wallis test, the BBS distinguished between successful breastfeeding experience and no breastfeeding experience or unsuccessful breastfeeding experience (chi&sup2; = 24.34, p &lt; .001). In a one-way ANOVA the BBS distinguished between women exclusively breastfeeding or breastfeeding with formula or exclusive formula feeding at 14 to 28 days postpartum (F = 6.34, p &lt; .01). The BBS was positively correlated with breastfeeding self-efficacy (postpartum hospitalization, r = .73, p &lt; .001; 14 to 28 days postpartum, r = .53, p &lt; .001) and negatively correlated with postpartum fatigue (postpartum hospitalization, r = -.30, p &lt; .001). The BBS demonstrated adequate reliability and validity. Future research will concentrate on rewording items in the Maternal Discomfort and Anxiety subscale to improve reliability and identifying relationships between BBS scores and breastfeeding problems during the postpartum hospitalization.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:29:44Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:29:44Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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