Changing Knowledge and Attitudes Concerning Maternity Care Practices Consistent with the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308164
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Changing Knowledge and Attitudes Concerning Maternity Care Practices Consistent with the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative
Author(s):
Young, Marjorie H.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
N/A
Author Details:
Marjorie H. Young, RNC, BSN, IBCLC, DNPs, Marjorie.young@hcahealthcare.com
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013

Changing Knowledge and Attitude Toward Maternity Care Practices Consistent with the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative

Research has long made clear that breastfeeding is the optimal choice for mothers and their infants. In the Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding, Dr. Regina Benjamin states breastfeeding is “one of the most highly effective preventive measures a mother can take to protect the health of her infant and herself.”  According to the Healthy People 2020 objectives, which investigated barriers to breastfeeding, maternity care practices often present obstacles to breastfeeding mothers. Dr.  Benjamin encourages the healthcare system to utilize the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative as an evidence-based practice strategy to support breastfeeding.  In the United States, fewer than four percent of births occur in hospitals that have been awarded the Baby-Friendly designation meeting the standards set by the United Nations Children’s Fund and the World Health Organization to provide an optimal level of breastfeeding care.

This study used a pretest-posttest quasi experimental design with the target population of healthcare practitioners in facilities providing maternity care services to determine if an educational intervention increased knowledge and positively influence attitudes regarding maternity care practices related to the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI)? The average pretest score measuring knowledge was 76 %. This increased to 95 % following staff training. On the Likert scale questions concerning attitude the pretest mean score was 3.84, increasing to 4.53 following the intervention. Our findings indicate a significant impact on knowledge and attitude about BFHI consistent maternity care practices when healthcare staff are provided with targeted education.

Keywords:
Maternity Care Practices; Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative; Knowledge and Attitude
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleChanging Knowledge and Attitudes Concerning Maternity Care Practices Consistent with the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiativeen_GB
dc.contributor.authorYoung, Marjorie H.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentN/Aen_GB
dc.author.detailsMarjorie H. Young, RNC, BSN, IBCLC, DNPs, Marjorie.young@hcahealthcare.comen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308164-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013</p><b>Changing Knowledge and Attitude Toward Maternity Care Practices Consistent with the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative</b><p>Research has long made clear that breastfeeding is the optimal choice for mothers and their infants. In the Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding, Dr. Regina Benjamin states breastfeeding is “one of the most highly effective preventive measures a mother can take to protect the health of her infant and herself.”  According to the Healthy People 2020 objectives, which investigated barriers to breastfeeding, maternity care practices often present obstacles to breastfeeding mothers. Dr.  Benjamin encourages the healthcare system to utilize the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative as an evidence-based practice strategy to support breastfeeding.  In the United States, fewer than four percent of births occur in hospitals that have been awarded the Baby-Friendly designation meeting the standards set by the United Nations Children’s Fund and the World Health Organization to provide an optimal level of breastfeeding care. <p>This study used a pretest-posttest quasi experimental design with the target population of healthcare practitioners in facilities providing maternity care services to determine if an educational intervention increased knowledge and positively influence attitudes regarding maternity care practices related to the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI)? The average pretest score measuring knowledge was 76 %. This increased to 95 % following staff training. On the Likert scale questions concerning attitude the pretest mean score was 3.84, increasing to 4.53 following the intervention. Our findings indicate a significant impact on knowledge and attitude about BFHI consistent maternity care practices when healthcare staff are provided with targeted education.en_GB
dc.subjectMaternity Care Practicesen_GB
dc.subjectBaby-Friendly Hospital Initiativeen_GB
dc.subjectKnowledge and Attitudeen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:27:44Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:27:44Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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