Breastfeeding Knowledge, Attitudes, and Self-Efficacy among Inpatient Health Care Providers

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/601837
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
Breastfeeding Knowledge, Attitudes, and Self-Efficacy among Inpatient Health Care Providers
Author(s):
Dickson, Shayleigh; Blancas, Imelissa S.; Rocha, Andrea
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Upsilon
Author Details:
Shayleigh Dickson, RNCPN, sdickson1@nshs.edu; Imelissa S. Blancas, RNCPN; Andrea Rocha, RNCPN, CLC
Abstract:
Session presented on Sunday, July 26, 2015: Purpose: The purpose of this study is to describe breastfeeding knowledge, attitudes, and self-efficacy among inpatient health care providers caring for mothers and infants in a large metropolitan community hospital. Methods: In this cross sectional study, 136 direct care nurses, nurse managers, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and physicians within the Maternal-Child Health (MCH) division (i.e., Labor & Delivery, Postpartum, Well Baby Nursery, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and Pediatrics) completed a 27-item survey measuring knowledge about breastfeeding, and attitudes (? = .79) and self-efficacy (? = .93) towards breastfeeding in patient care. Differences by unit, type of provider, and professional experience were examined using tests of ANOVA. Results: 79.6% of the sample were direct care RN 28.7% had <5 years experience; 22.6% >30 years. Overall attitudes towards breastfeeding were positive (M=40.97 +/- 4.6, range 0-50). There were significant differences in knowledge by unit (p=0.001), and in self-efficacy by unit (p = 0.017) and type of provider (p=0.001). Conclusion: Findings will be used to develop a multidisciplinary education program that will improve the accuracy and consistency of teaching and assistance provided to new mothers.
Keywords:
Maternal Child Health; Breastfeeding knowledge; Multidisciplinary education
MeSH:
Breast Feeding
CINAHL Headings:
Maternal-Child Health; Multidisciplinary Care Team--Education
Repository Posting Date:
17-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
17-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC15PST437
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
26th international Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau international, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Description:
Research Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleBreastfeeding Knowledge, Attitudes, and Self-Efficacy among Inpatient Health Care Providersen
dc.contributor.authorDickson, Shayleighen
dc.contributor.authorBlancas, Imelissa S.en
dc.contributor.authorRocha, Andreaen
dc.contributor.departmentUpsilonen
dc.author.detailsShayleigh Dickson, RNCPN, sdickson1@nshs.edu; Imelissa S. Blancas, RNCPN; Andrea Rocha, RNCPN, CLCen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/601837-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Sunday, July 26, 2015: Purpose: The purpose of this study is to describe breastfeeding knowledge, attitudes, and self-efficacy among inpatient health care providers caring for mothers and infants in a large metropolitan community hospital. Methods: In this cross sectional study, 136 direct care nurses, nurse managers, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and physicians within the Maternal-Child Health (MCH) division (i.e., Labor & Delivery, Postpartum, Well Baby Nursery, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and Pediatrics) completed a 27-item survey measuring knowledge about breastfeeding, and attitudes (? = .79) and self-efficacy (? = .93) towards breastfeeding in patient care. Differences by unit, type of provider, and professional experience were examined using tests of ANOVA. Results: 79.6% of the sample were direct care RN 28.7% had <5 years experience; 22.6% >30 years. Overall attitudes towards breastfeeding were positive (M=40.97 +/- 4.6, range 0-50). There were significant differences in knowledge by unit (p=0.001), and in self-efficacy by unit (p = 0.017) and type of provider (p=0.001). Conclusion: Findings will be used to develop a multidisciplinary education program that will improve the accuracy and consistency of teaching and assistance provided to new mothers.en
dc.subjectMaternal Child Healthen
dc.subjectBreastfeeding knowledgeen
dc.subjectMultidisciplinary educationen
dc.subject.meshBreast Feedingen
dc.subject.cinahlMaternal-Child Healthen
dc.subject.cinahlMultidisciplinary Care Team--Educationen
dc.date.available2016-03-17T12:56:51Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-17en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-17T12:56:51Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name26th international Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau international, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationSan Juan, Puerto Ricoen
dc.descriptionResearch Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.en
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