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Korean Journal of Child Health Nursing 2004;10(3):311-320.
A Study on the Mothers Perception, Caring-Confidence, and Attitude towards Own Newborn Infants.
Kyung Ah Kang, Shin Jeong Kim, Eun Jin Son
1Department of Nursing, Sahmyook University, Korea. kangka@syu.ac.kr
2Department of Nursing, Hallym University, Korea.
3Sahmyook University Graduate School, Korea.
PURPOSE: To investigate the relationships among mother's perception of her own newborn, her caring-confidence level, and her child-rearing attitude; and to provide data for developing effective nursing education programs on maternal newborn care. METHOD: Explorative survey questionnaires were completed by 159 married mothers of newborns from November 2003 to March 2004. Data were analyzed using SPSS/Win 10.0 by t-test and Pearson's Correlation coefficient. RESULTS: The mean scores of the mother's perception of her own newborn, her caring-confidence level, and her child-rearing attitude were .26, 3.13, and 3.43 respectively. There was a positive correlation between mother's perception of her own newborn and her child-rearing attitude. There was a significant correlation between mothers caring-confidence level and her child-rearing attitude. Score of caring-confidence was significantly different depending on the availability of helper and history of delivery. CONCLUSION: Availability of helper and history of delivery significantly affected mothers caring-confidence. This in turn, along with mothers perception of her own newborn, enhanced mothers child-rearing attitude. Thus, an effective education for mothers should include these factors.
Key words: Mother; Newborn; Caring-Confidence; Child-Rearing Attitude
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