Effectiveness of an online education intervention to enhance student perceptions of Respectful Maternity Care: A quasi-experimental study

Prativa Dhakal, Debra K Creedy, Jenny Gamble, Elizabeth Newnham, Rhona McInnes

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Abstract

Childbearing women's relationship with maternity care providers enhance childbirth outcomes. Students need to understand and offer respectful care. Evaluate effectiveness and impact of an online education intervention on nursing students' perceptions towards respectful maternity care during labour and childbirth in Nepal. A quasi-experimental pre-post design was used. A total of 89 Third Year Bachelor of Nursing students (intervention n = 40; control n = 49) from three participating colleges. Students completed online pre and post-test surveys using the Students' Perceptions of Respectful Maternity Care scale and questions about impact of the intervention. The intervention group received six hours of education delivered online (three sessions x three weeks). ANCOVA and non-parametric Wilcoxon signed-rank tests measured effects. Compared to controls, students in the intervention group reported a significant increase in perceptions towards respectful maternity care (F (1, 86) = 28.19, p 
Original languageEnglish
Article number105405
JournalNurse Education Today
Volume114
Early online date16 May 2022
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 16 May 2022

Keywords

  • Nursing students
  • Respectful maternity care
  • Midwifery
  • Intervention
  • Online survey
  • Perceptions
  • Education

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