A Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Structured Instructional Program on Practice Regarding Selected Home Based Newborn Care among Mother Under Cesarean Section in Baghdad Teaching Hospital
Keywords:Effectiveness, Practice, Newborn Care, Cesarean Section.
The study aims to evaluate the Effectiveness of Structured Instructional Program on Practice regarding
Selected Home based Newborn Care among Mother under Cesarean Section. A quasi-experimental study
design was conducted during the period of (15th January 2014 through 15th May 2014) on non-probability
of (100) women (50) of them were a control group and (50) were the study group whom admitted to
maternity department at Baghdad Teaching Hospital in Baghdad city. A questionnaire was used as a tool
of data collection Descriptive & Inferential statistical analyses were used to analyze the data. The result of
study indicate that highest percentages of study and control groups were in age group (20-34) years old,
most of them illiterate, read and write, and primary schools graduates, housewife, from “urban area”, the
control and study groups accounted (62%), and (68%) at (3-4) (5-6) pregnancy. (38%) & (50%) in control
and study groups respectively are registered at (3-4) deliveries, and reported none abortion at (82%) and
(84%) in control and study groups respectively .Also there are highly significant differences concerning the
instructions care for their children during the postpartum period after cesarean section at the study group, as
well as extremely good effectiveness for the instructions. The study recommended that nurses should teach
women delivered by cesarean section the principle practice regarding newborn care, also recommended on
mass media to take an action to keep the mother informed about practice regarding newborn care.
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