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  1. The impact of the perinatal education programme on cognitive knowledge in midwives.

    Article - En anglais


    To detemine whether the Maternal Care and Newborn Care manuals from the Perinatal Education Programme significantly improves the cognitive knowledge of midwives.


    Assessment of cognitive knowledge by means of multiple-choice testing.

    These tests were conducted before and after each of the 30 units of the Programme.

    In addition, a multiple-choice examination was arranged on completion of each of the two manuals.


    Level I, II and III hospitals and level I clinics in urban and rural areas of South Africa.


    One hundred and fourteen midwives from hospitals and clinics.


    Maternal and Newborn Care manuals of the Perinatal Education Programme, studied at home and later discussed by the participants in groups every few weeks.

    Main outcomes measured

    Number of participants who completed a manual, mean results of the pretests and post-tests, mean insults of the final examination, and percentage of participants achieving 80% or more in the pretests, post-tests and final examination.


    Mean pretest and post-test results for the Maternal Care manual were 65% and 85% respectively.

    Mean pretest and post-test results for the Newborn Care manual were 72% and 93% respectively.


    The cognitive knowledge of both maternal and newborn care can be significantly improved when midwives use the Perinatal Education Programme in an outreach, co-operative learning course.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Périnatal, Education, Programme sanitaire, Sage femme, Connaissance, Amélioration, Homme, République Sud Africaine, Afrique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Perinatal, Education, Sanitary program, Midwife, Knowledge, Improvement, Human, South Africa, Africa

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0260555

    Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 01/03/1996.