Volume 15, Issue 2 (Summer 2011)                   J Qazvin Univ Med Sci 2011, 15(2): 34-40 | Back to browse issues page

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Geranmayeh M, Hadian T, Rezaepur A, Akhondzadeh E, Haghani H. Effect of education on midwives' knowledge, attitude and practice about non-pharmacologic labor pain relieving methods. J Qazvin Univ Med Sci. 2011; 15 (2) :34-40
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1- Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- , Islamic Azad university, maragheh, Iran , Email: Th.hadian@yahoo.com
3- Gilan University of Medical Sciences, Gilan, Iran
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Background: Management of labor pain is one of the main goals of maternity care. Non-pharmacologic approaches toward this goal are consistent with midwifery care and the method of choice for many women. Midwives have a pivotal role in using different pain relief approaches. Objective: This study was designed to evaluate the role of education on midwives' knowledge, attitude, and practice towards pain reducing approaches during labor. Methods: This was a quasi-experimental study carried out at labor wards within the hospitals affiliated to Gilan University of Medical Sciences, Iran. Data were collected using a questionnaire confirmed by a panel of experts and test-retest method for its validity and reliability, respectively. A total of 59 midwives were chosen by quota sampling and participated in a one-day workshop. Pretest and post-test questionnaire were completed before and four months after education. Data were analyzed by descriptive and inference statistical methods using SPSS. Findings: Results showed that the midwives' knowledge, attitude and practice about pain relieving methods changed significantly following workshop (p<0/005). No significant difference between the mean knowledge, attitude and practice scores and demographic characteristics was found. Conclusion: Although education caused a significant effect on knowledge, attitude, and practice of midwives in using different labor pain relieving approaches as well as a positive attitude towards these approaches nevertheless the health manager's support plays an important role in regular practice of such approaches in labor wards.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Nursing & Midwifery
Received: 2011/04/19

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