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Child Health Nursing Research 2014;20(4):275-282.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4094/chnr.2014.20.4.275
Effects of Maternal-Child Health Education Program for Nurses in Tigray, Ethiopia on Their Knowledge and Confidence.
Kyung Sook Bang, Insook Lee, Sun Mi Chae, Juyoun Yu, Jisun Park, Hyungkyung Kim
1College of Nursing, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea. ksbang@snu.ac.kr
2The Research Institute of Nursing Science, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.
3Graduate student, College of Nursing, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to identify effects of a maternal-child health education program for nurses in Tigray, Ethiopia. METHODS: One-group pre-posttest design was used. The maternal-child health (MCH) education program was given to nurses from 5 health centers in Tigray, Ethiopia. Knowledge and confidence levels were measured before and after each education session. Data were analyzed using paired t-test. RESULTS: The topics of the 5 educational sessions were family planning, antenatal care, care during labor, immunization, and integrated management of neonate, and child illness. Knowledge scores (1st: Z=3.931, p=.001; 2nd: Z=6.189, p<.001; 3rd: Z=5.658, .001, 4th: Z=8.734, .001, 5th: Z=14.167, .001) and confidence levels (1st: Z=8.467, .001; 2nd: Z=4.183, .001; 3rd: Z=4.992, .001) improved significantly. CONCLUSION: The findings of this study imply that the MCH education program for nurses was effective in developing the maternal-child health capacity of the nurses in Tigray, Ethiopia.
Key words: Nurses; Maternal health services; Nursing education; Knowledge
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