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Korean Journal of Child Health Nursing 1999;5(1):84-96.
The Effect of the Educational Program on Caring-Confidence and Rearing Attitude in Mothers with Newborns.
Kyoul Ja Cho, Kun Ja Lee, Ohk Jaa Lee
1Department of Nursing, College of Medicine, Kyng Hee niversity, Korea.
2Department of Nursing, Kachyn Gil College, Korea.
The purpose of this study was to find whether the educational program contributed to the increase of caring confidence and rearing attitude of the newborn mothers. The subjects for this study were 40 newborn mothers-20 control group and 20 experimental group-who delivered a normal neonate and were gotten general informations from the nurses at the K medical center in Seoul. Especially, the experimental group was educated for 30-40 minutes in maternal educational program through lectures, demonstrations, discussion with textbooks and visual materials by a researcher at 2-3 days after delivery. The data were collected two times-at 2-3 days after delivery and at 4 weeks after discharge-from October, 1998 to January, 1999 by investigators interviewing with a structured questionnaire. Pharis(1978)'s self confidence scale was used after some modification to measure caring confidence and Cohler's maternal attitude scale to check mother's rearing attitude. Analysis of data was done by using of frequency, %, chi-square-test, Independent sample t-test. The results of this study were as follows : 1. The Confidence of the experimental group was significant higher than the control group(t=2.519, p=.016) and the rearing attitude changed more positively(t=5.545, p=.000). 2. In the confidence scale, the statements having a significant change were holding a baby, changing diapers, feeding, and caring umblicus. 3. In the rearing attitude scale, the statements having a significant change were 12 of 20 statements.
Key words: Caring-Confidence; Rearing Attitude; Newborn mother
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