Effectiveness of video assisted childbirth preparation on knowledge, childbirth experience & stress

Fernandes, Sweety and Roach, Erna Judith (2015) Effectiveness of video assisted childbirth preparation on knowledge, childbirth experience & stress. International Journal of Nursing Education, 8 (2). pp. 229-234. ISSN 0974-9349

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Purpose: To assess the effectiveness of video assisted childbirth preparation in terms of gain in knowledge, difference in childbirth experience and reduction in post partum maternal stress. Study design: The design of the study was quasi experimental pre-test post-test control group design. Method: A purposive sampling technique was used to select samples. The data was obtained using Demographic proforma, Knowledge Questionnaire on Childbirth, Childbirth Experience Scale and Maternal Stress Scale. A video of 16 minutes on childbirth preparation was developed for the purpose of giving information on childbirth preparation. Results : Independent sample’ t’ test showed significant gain in the knowledge in the experimental group (p=0.001) but no statistical significance was found in childbirth experience (p=0.054) scores and post partum maternal stress(p=0.878). Conclusion: As a preventive health care measure to improve the outcome of future pregnancies, this childbirth preparation video can be used in the outpatient units to enhance knowledge, have a pleasant childbirth experience and reduce stress.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Childbirth preparation; childbirth experience; post partum maternal stress.
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Child Health
Nursing > MCON Manipal > Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2016 08:52
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2016 08:52
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/146822

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