There are likely to be many situations in which it is not possible to use a randomized controlled trial (RCT) for the evaluation of local service developments, and the usefulness of non-experimental study designs need to be assessed.
This is examined with reference to a study carried out to evaluate the appointment of a baby feeding adviser (BFA) and other policy changes for infant feeding at a district general hospital (DGH).
Surveys of Maternity Unit staff attitudes and practices, and of mothers'experiences were carried out in 1988 (prior to the changes) and afterwards in 1990.
Service changes were ; appointment of a BFA, removal from the postnatal wards of dextrose, seminars on baby feeding for midwifery staff, and a reduction of night-only shifts.
Mots-clés Pascal : Evaluation, Allaitement, Milieu hospitalier, Pratique professionnelle, Personnel sanitaire, Satisfaction, Mère, Nouveau né, Programme sanitaire, Royaume Uni, Maternité(hôpital), Promotion sante, Homme, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Evaluation, Breast feeding, Hospital environment, Professional practice, Health staff, Satisfaction, Mother, Newborn, Sanitary program, United Kingdom, Hospital maternity, Health promotion, Human, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0209453
Code Inist : 002B30A04D. Création : 09/06/1995.