Effect of Education on Breast Feeding on Primiparous Women

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Recruitment Status : Terminated
First Posted : July 20, 2012
Last Update Posted : July 20, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sedigeh Azhari, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences

Brief Summary:

Exclusive breastfeeding is very important for an infant's growth and development. Self-efficacy is a modifiable psychological variable in sustained breastfeeding that is defined as a mother's confidence in her perceived ability about successful exclusive breastfeeding. Self- efficacy beliefs function as an important set of human motivation , affect , and action which operate on action, through motivation, cognitive and affective interventing process. teaching strategies ,based on Bandura,s self-efficacy theory and adult learning principles were incorporated in this research design. In regards with the importance of education in increasing breastfeeding self-efficacy and exclusive breastfeeding, the current study was conducted in order to compare of the effectiveness of two educational methods, i.e., "Hands on" and" Hands off" on breastfeeding self-efficacy in primiparous mothers.

In the present clinical trial, 136 nursing mother were randomly assigned to one of the three groups. Participants in the experimental groups received one of the structured one-on-one educational sessions (i.e., hands off or hands on) within the first two hours of giving birth. Mothers in control group received usual postpartum care. Follow-up assessments were conducted one, four, and eight weeks after the birth. Data collection was done through interview forms, examination and observation, checklist of breastfeeding status, breastfeeding self-efficacy and daily-feeding form.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Breastfeeding Behavioral: hands on Behavioral: hands off Behavioral: routin breast feeding education Phase 2 Phase 3

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 136 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Study Start Date : January 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2011

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MedlinePlus related topics: Breastfeeding

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Hands on
breast feeding instructed by direct help of instructor
Behavioral: hands on
in hands on group it was instructed by direct help of instructor, mothers could ask questions and if necessary it was done again by researcher.

Experimental: hands off Behavioral: hands off
In hands off group, was instructed by pictures, if mothers had questions, they could watch the pictures again

Routin breast feeding education
Behavioral: routin breast feeding education

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Breast feeding self-efficacy [ Time Frame: up to 2 month ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 35 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

vaginal normal delivery normal neonate lack of maternal- neonatal lactation problems contact number satisfying in participation in study

Exclusion criteria would not like to continue used tranquilizers or experienced stressful events

Responsible Party: Sedigeh Azhari, Faculty member, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences Identifier: NCT01645878     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Hands on and hands off
First Posted: July 20, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 20, 2012
Last Verified: January 2010

Keywords provided by Sedigeh Azhari, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences:
Primiparous Mothers
hands off,
hands on ,
social cognitive theory