The benefits of nurse initiated interventional package based on health beyond pregnancy among postnatal mothers
Keywords:Postnatal care, Health beyond pregnancy, Nurse initiated intervention, Normal vaginal delivery, Postnatal interventions, Antenatal health teachings
Background: The postnatal period is one of the most vulnerable and critical phases of life. There is a positive relationship between educating mothers with evidence-based quality-oriented self-care practices during antenatal period and positive health beyond pregnancy.
Methods: In this quantitative, experimental investigation, 100 antenatal mothers (50 each in control and experimental group) with gestational age ≥ 37 weeks were enrolled using total enumeration sampling technique. In the first week the control group was selected using lottery method and then in second week experimental group was recruited. Subsequently, the sequence was repeated for whole next study period. The study received institutional ethical clearance and permission from HOD. Self-structured and validated nurse initiated interventional package based on health beyond pregnancy in the form of a booklet was used for experimental group participants. Whereas the control group participants received routine care. Data was collected through an interview and observation via interview schedule and assessment sheet respectively and analysis was done using Statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) 20.0.
Results: The participants of experimental group followed better practices; desirable outcomes were attained as compared to the control group.
Conclusions: The present investigation supports that nurse-initiated intervention package based on health beyond pregnancy is useful for postnatal mothers. Thus, nurses can implement this intervention package to make mothers self-reliant for health beyond pregnancy.
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