The effect of mobile-based training on maternal breastfeeding self-efficacy: a randomized clinical trial

  • Aazam Seddighi
  • Zahra Bostani Khalesi
  • Soheila Majidi
Keywords: Self-efficacy; breastfeeding; cell phone; mobile applications; education.

Abstract

Background: The Aim of this study is to determine the effect of mobile-based training on maternal breastfeeding self-efficacy.

Materials and Methods: This trial was conducted from November May to December 2020 on 198 women referring to healthcare centers in Guilan, Iran. The samples of this study were selected using the convenience sampling method, and random block sampling was used for the allocation of groups.The data collection tool was a two-part questionnaire including questions about demographic data and Dennis's self-efficacy. The questionnaires were completed
before and 8 weeks after the intervention in both groups.

Results: The mean and standard deviation of self-efficacy before the education in the experiment and control group were 48.26+ 6.49 and 49.11 + 7.36, respectively. After the education, the experimental group was 53.78 + 12.61 and control group was 41.90 + 17.98. The difference between the pretest and posttest scores indicated that the breastfeeding educational intervention increased the women’s self-efficacy in breastfeeding (p<0/001).

Conclusion: The results showed that mobile-based training could improve maternal breastfeeding self-efficacy. It is therefore recommended, this training program as an available and convenient method to improve breastfeeding self-efficacy.

Keywords: Self-efficacy; breastfeeding; cell phone; mobile applications; education.

Published
2022-10-28
Section
Articles

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