Effectiveness of an Educational Program on Nurses- Midwives Knowledge about Preterm Labor in Maternity Hospitals at Baghdad City
Keywords:Education, Effectiveness, Preterm labor, Nurses-Midwives, Knowledge
Objectives: To determine the effectiveness of the educational program on nurses-midwives knowledge
concerning preterm labor and to identify the relationship between nurses- midwives knowledge and
Methodology: A quasi-experimental design conducted on non-probability (purposive) sample of
forty five nurses- midwives selected during period 17th October 2020 to 1st March 2021. The study
is conducted at the four hospitals of Ministry of Health (Baghdad health directorate in Al-Karhk and
Al-Risafa) sector. in obstetric wards and delivery room and neonatal Unit . The questionnaire form is
consisted of two parts which included socio-demographic characteristics of the nurses-midwives and
knowledge about preterm labor and birth. Reliability of the questionnaire was determined through
internal consistency of correlation coefficient (R=0.807) and validity of content was determined through
reviewing it by ten experts in different specialists was determined through pilot study. Descriptive and
inferential statistics were used to analyze the date.
Result: The result of study revealed that their (33.3%) of study sample their age was (26-30) years
old with mean and standard deviation is (32.68 ± 8.31) years, and less of half of the study sample was
graduated from midwifery secondary school, half of study sample were married, 46.7% of them had
less than / equal to (5) years of experience in nursing and midwifery field. And (80%) of the them did
not practices midwifery as a profession inherited, (78%) of them were working in Government Hospital
only , (70%) of (Nurses- Midwives) were not practicing midwifery at midwife home , (91%) of them
having knowledge about preterm labor from Practical experience and (30%) of them suffered from
preterm labor during their fertile age.
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