S-Space College of Nursing (간호대학) The Research Institute of Nursing Science (간호과학연구소) Perspectives in Nursing Science (간호학의 지평) Perspectives In Nursing Science (간호학의 지평) Volume 17 Number 1/2(2020)
미숙아 어머니의 모유수유 지속을 위한 자기효능 증진 프로그램의 효과
A Self-Efficacy Promotion Program for the Continuation of Breastfeeding for Mothers of Premature Infants
- Lee, Buhyun; Bang, Kyung-Sook
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 간호과학연구소
- Perspectives in Nursing Science, Vol.17 No.2, pp.90-98
- - 이 논문은 제1저자 이부현의 석사학위논문 축약본임.
- This article is a condensed form of the first author's master's thesis from Seoul National University
- Purpose: This study examined the effects of breastfeeding education among preterm mothers. Methods: A nonequivalent control group, repeated measure, quasi-experimental study design was used. The participants comprised 46 preterm mothers recruited from the neonatal intensive care unit of a university hospital who were divided into two groups: 23 in the control group and 22 in the experimental group. The breastfeeding education program intervention to promote preterm mothers’ self-efficacy used was devised based on the self-efficacy theory.
The intervention program consisted of individual breastfeeding education with demonstrations and discharge education, and telephone follow-up education within one week after being discharged. The participants were surveyed before and after the intervention, and four weeks after being discharged from the newborn intensive care unit. Results: The intervention group showed a significant increase in breastfeeding self-efficacy compared with the control group (F=6.92, p=.003) and showed a significant increase in their breastfeeding attitude score (F=3.49, p=.039). Four weeks after discharge, the breastmilk volume of the intervention group increased significantly (t=-2.87, p=.006), and the same group continued to breastfeed more compared with the control group (x 2 =4.50, p=.049).
Conclusion: This study suggests that the preterm breastfeeding program had a positive effect on breastfeeding self-efficacy, breastfeeding attitude, and extending the breastfeeding period among preterm mothers.