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Document Type

Thesis - University Access Only

Award Date

1989

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Graduate Nursing

First Advisor

Sharon Hofland

Keywords

motherhood, study and teaching of childbirth, psychological aspects of pregnancy, maternal health services

Abstract

This study was conducted in an attempt to identify information items new mothers rate as important and identify areas of agreement and disagreement between prenatal mothers and postnatal mothers. The objectives of the study were to:
1. Describe prenatal and postnatal women's perceptions regarding the level of importance attributed to the following categories (see Appendix A for items under each component).
I. Infant Care Education:
a. Type of feeding
b. Bathing your baby
c. Diapering
d. Infant behavior/characteristics
e. Safety of baby
f. Jaundice
g. Circumcision
II. Mother's Care Education;
a. Breast care
b. Mother's danger signs
c. Mother's recovery
d. Nutrition
e. Mother's activity
f. Sexual relations
g. Emotional adjustments
2. Describe prenatal and postnatal women's perceptions regarding the placement of information in four teaching time periods related to the following categories (See Appendix A for items under each component).
I. Infant Care Education
a. Type of feeding
b. Bathing your baby
c. Diapering
d. Infant behavior/characteristics
e. Safety of baby
f. Jaundice
g. Circumcision
II. Mother's Care Education
a. Breast care
b. Mother's danger signs
c. Mother's recovery
d. Nutrition
e. Mother's activity
f. Sexual relations
g. Emotional adjustments
3. Determine whether there is a significant difference between prenatal and postnatal women's perceptions regarding the importance of information items offered to new mothers.
4. Determine whether there is a significant difference between prenatal and postnatal women's perceptions regarding the four teaching time periods for receiving information.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Motherhood
Childbirth -- Study and teaching
Pregnancy -- Psychological aspects
Maternal health services

Number of Pages

96

Publisher

South Dakota State University

Rights

Copyright © 1989 Carla Dieter. All rights reserved

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