The effects of health education intervention on the knowledge of primigravidas on breastfeeding.
Date of Completion
Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology
Breastfeeding, Health Education
The research study focused on the effects of health education intervention on the knowledge of primigravidas on breastfeeding in selected barangays of Dasmarinas City, Cavite for the year 2014. The study was conducted in Barangays Salawag, Langkaan 1 & 2, Paliparan 1& 2, and Salitran 1. The identified barangays have the highest number of primigravidas as per record of the municipal health office. Quasi experimental research design was used in the study. One hundred six (106) participants were selected using purposive sampling. The control group was composed of 59 respondents from Salawag and Salitran 1. The treatment group was composed of 47 participants from Langkaan 1 & 2 and Paliparan 1 & 2. A total of 94 participants were able to finish until the post-test; 49 from the control group and 45 from the treatment group. A validated, self-made questionnaire was used to measure the knowledge of the participants before and after the health education intervention for both the treatment and control groups. A Department of Health based manual about breastfeeding was used which was delivered in a 4-hour session. This was conducted by a speaker who is a Registered Nurse, a Master of Arts in Nursing and a Health Promotion Officer at the Provincial Hospital of Cavite. Based on the results, 1) there was average knowledge among the participants both in the control and treatment groups about breastfeeding prior to the health education intervention; 2) the knowledge of the participants in the control and treatment groups did not have significant difference prior to the health education intervention; 3) the knowledge of the participants in the control group did not significantly change without intervention; 4) the health education intervention has contributed to the significant increase in the knowledge of the treatment group about breastfeeding; 5) the results revealed that the health education intervention in the form of seminar with return demonstration is an effective strategy in increasing the knowledge of primigravidas on breastfeeding.
Adao, A. M., Bagay, M. E., Cabatian, K. M., Gloriani, l. D., & Puti, J. R. (2015). The effects of health education intervention on the knowledge of primigravidas on breastfeeding. [Bachelor's thesis, De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute]. GreenPrints. https://greenprints.dlshsi.edu.ph/bsrt/51/