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Year : 2018 | Month : July | Volume : 12 | Issue : 7 | Page : QC01 - QC04

Effects of Postnatal Home-Based Education on Primiparous Women’s Perceived Self-Efficacy in Neonatal Care

Maryamkoochakzai, Alimansouri, Amenehsafarzadeh, Alinavidian

1. Department of Midwifery, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Zabol University of Medical Sciences, Zabol, Iran. 2. MS in Nursing, Nursing and Midwifery School, Zabol university of medical Science, Zabol, Iran. 3. MS, Department of Midwifery,Nursing and Midwifery School, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Sistan and Baluchestan, Iran. 4. PhD, Department of Counseling, Prgnancy Health Research Center, Nursing and Midwifery School, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Sistan and Baluchestan, Iran.

Correspondence Address :
Dr. Ali Navidian,
Mashahir Square, PO Box 98139-1379, Zahedan, Iran, Zahedan, Sistan and Baluchestan, Iran.


Introduction: During the postnatal period, mothers face different challenges such as learning how to care for their infants and how to fulfill their own parental roles.

Aim: To evaluate the effects of postnatal home-based education on primiparous women’s perceived self-efficacy in neonatal care.

Materials and Methods: This quasi-experimental study was done on 100 primiparous women who referred to healthcare centers in Zahedan, Iran, to receive routine postnatal care services. Women were conveniently recruited and randomly allocated to an experimental (n=50) and a control (n=50) group. A demographic questionnaire and Reece’s Parent Expectations Survey were used for data collection both before and six weeks after the intervention. Women in the experimental group received routine postnatal care services as well as postnatal home-based neonatal care education in three sessions. However, women in the control group solely received routine postnatal care services. The SPSS software (v. 20.0) was used and for analysis of covariance, paired and independent-sample t, Chi-square tests were used.

Results: Mean age in the experimental and the control groups were 22.82±4.56 and 21.02±5.20 years respectively. After the intervention, the average increase in the score of perceived self-efficacy in the experimental group (44.84±13.50) was significantly greater than the control group (10.90±8.45; p < 0.0001).

Conclusion: Postnatal home-based education improves primiparous women’s perceived self-efficacy in neonatal care. Home-based educational programs are recommended for the improvement of maternal and infantile outcomes in postnatal period.


First-time mothers, Maternal self-efficacy, Postnatal care

How to cite this article :

Maryamkoochakzai, Alimansouri, Amenehsafarzadeh, Alinavidian. EFFECTS OF POSTNATAL HOME-BASED EDUCATION ON PRIMIPAROUS WOMEN’S PERCEIVED SELF-EFFICACY IN NEONATAL CARE. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2018 July [cited: 2018 Jun 22 ]; 12:QC01-QC04. Available from

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DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2018/35593.11724

Date of Submission: Jan 15, 2018
Date of Peer Review: Mar 10, 2018
Date of Acceptance: Apr 05, 2018
Date of Publishing: Jul 01, 2018


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