Lactation Knowledge, Attitudes, Beliefs, and Intentions of NICU Nurses: An Intervention Study

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159011
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Presentation
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Lactation Knowledge, Attitudes, Beliefs, and Intentions of NICU Nurses: An Intervention Study
Abstract:
Lactation Knowledge, Attitudes, Beliefs, and Intentions of NICU Nurses: An Intervention Study
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2006
Author:Bernaix, Laura, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:School of Nursing, Box 1066, Edwardsville, IL, 62026, USA
Contact Telephone:618-650-3989
Co-Authors:Micki L Arrizola, RN, BSN, IBCLC, Clinical Manager, Dina Iovinelli, RN, BSN, Cynthia A Schmidt, PhD, RN, Associate Professor
Human milk provides invaluable protection and nutrition for premature infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Reduced risk for sepsis, necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), and gastrointestinal complications; and decreased infant morbidities and shorter NICU hospital stays are common benefits for these infants. Increasing lactation initiation and maintenance within this special population, therefore, is encouraged by many health organizations. Despite these facts, however, mothers of premature babies often do not choose to breastfeed or are unsuccessful in their lactation efforts. Literature suggests that NICU nurses may negatively influence these mothers, as they are often construed as negative and not helpful by the mothers. This descriptive study, using a pre-test/post-test design and guided by the Theory of Reasoned Action (Ajzen & Fishbein, 1980), will test an educational intervention designed to improve lactation knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs of NICU nurses, as well as to improve their intentions to provide lactation support to mothers. A sample of 130 NICU nurses will complete the Nursing Support of Breastfeeding Questionnaire (measuring attitudes, beliefs, and intentions) and the Lactation Knowledge Survey before and after attending a day-long educational program. In order to test the effectiveness of this educational session, two convenience samples (N=50 per sample) of mothers of premature infants hospitalized in the NICU will complete the Mothers'' Perceived Support Questionnaire. Data collected using this instrument will help provide a cross-sectional sense of the "supportive atmosphere for lactation in the NICU" as perceived by the mothers, both before and after nurse attendance to the educational program. Data analysis will include descriptive statistics for sample characteristics, psychometric evaluation of study instruments, and selected inferential statistics to address the study's research questions. Results of this study will help direct the development of effective educational interventions that will improve lactation support offered by NICU nurses. [Poster Presentation]
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.titleLactation Knowledge, Attitudes, Beliefs, and Intentions of NICU Nurses: An Intervention Studyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159011-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Lactation Knowledge, Attitudes, Beliefs, and Intentions of NICU Nurses: An Intervention Study</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Bernaix, Laura, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Southern Illinois University Edwardsville</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, Box 1066, Edwardsville, IL, 62026, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">618-650-3989</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">lbernai@siue.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Micki L Arrizola, RN, BSN, IBCLC, Clinical Manager, Dina Iovinelli, RN, BSN, Cynthia A Schmidt, PhD, RN, Associate Professor</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Human milk provides invaluable protection and nutrition for premature infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Reduced risk for sepsis, necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), and gastrointestinal complications; and decreased infant morbidities and shorter NICU hospital stays are common benefits for these infants. Increasing lactation initiation and maintenance within this special population, therefore, is encouraged by many health organizations. Despite these facts, however, mothers of premature babies often do not choose to breastfeed or are unsuccessful in their lactation efforts. Literature suggests that NICU nurses may negatively influence these mothers, as they are often construed as negative and not helpful by the mothers. This descriptive study, using a pre-test/post-test design and guided by the Theory of Reasoned Action (Ajzen &amp; Fishbein, 1980), will test an educational intervention designed to improve lactation knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs of NICU nurses, as well as to improve their intentions to provide lactation support to mothers. A sample of 130 NICU nurses will complete the Nursing Support of Breastfeeding Questionnaire (measuring attitudes, beliefs, and intentions) and the Lactation Knowledge Survey before and after attending a day-long educational program. In order to test the effectiveness of this educational session, two convenience samples (N=50 per sample) of mothers of premature infants hospitalized in the NICU will complete the Mothers'' Perceived Support Questionnaire. Data collected using this instrument will help provide a cross-sectional sense of the &quot;supportive atmosphere for lactation in the NICU&quot; as perceived by the mothers, both before and after nurse attendance to the educational program. Data analysis will include descriptive statistics for sample characteristics, psychometric evaluation of study instruments, and selected inferential statistics to address the study's research questions. Results of this study will help direct the development of effective educational interventions that will improve lactation support offered by NICU nurses. [Poster Presentation]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:36:57Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:36:57Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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