Assessment of knowledge of evidence-based maternal and newborn care practices among midwives and nurses in six provinces in Indonesia

Reena Sethi, Maya Tholandi, Dwirani Amelia, Alisa Pedrana, Saifuddin Ahmed

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Objective: To investigate knowledge of obstetric and newborn care guidelines among midwives and nurses in Indonesia, whether knowledge differs between health centers (puskesmas) and hospitals, and factors associated with knowledge. Methods: Cross-sectional knowledge assessments of 409 health workers in 56 public and private health facilities across six provinces were conducted. Poisson regression models examined relationships between knowledge; health workers’ age; in-service education about labor, delivery, or newborn care in the past 3 years; and supervision in the past 3 months. Results: The mean maternal care score among the 302 midwives for the 10 questions was 3.3 (standard deviation [SD]1.8). Hospital midwives performed slightly better than puskesmas midwives: 3.8 correct (confidence interval [CI], 3.43–4.19) vs 3.0 correct (CI, 2.77–3.26), which was a statistically significant difference. The mean knowledge score for three newborn care questions was 0.79 (SD 0.87). There was no statistically significant difference in scores between hospital workers and puskesmas providers (0.80 correct [CI, 0.64–1.00] vs 0.78 correct [CI, 0.67–0.92]). Receipt of supervision was not associated with maternal or newborn health knowledge scores. Conclusions: There is a need to improve knowledge of maternal and newborn care guidelines among midwives and nurses in Indonesia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51-58
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Volume144
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2019

Fingerprint

Nurse Midwives
Indonesia
Midwifery
Mothers
Newborn Infant
Confidence Intervals
Health
Guidelines
Health Facilities
Obstetrics
Public Health
Education

Keywords

  • Indonesia
  • Knowledge
  • Maternal
  • Midwives
  • Neonatal
  • Nurses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Cite this

Assessment of knowledge of evidence-based maternal and newborn care practices among midwives and nurses in six provinces in Indonesia. / Sethi, Reena; Tholandi, Maya; Amelia, Dwirani; Pedrana, Alisa; Ahmed, Saifuddin.

In: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Vol. 144, 01.02.2019, p. 51-58.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{a309fe4924134093957e287cff1f1394,
title = "Assessment of knowledge of evidence-based maternal and newborn care practices among midwives and nurses in six provinces in Indonesia",
abstract = "Objective: To investigate knowledge of obstetric and newborn care guidelines among midwives and nurses in Indonesia, whether knowledge differs between health centers (puskesmas) and hospitals, and factors associated with knowledge. Methods: Cross-sectional knowledge assessments of 409 health workers in 56 public and private health facilities across six provinces were conducted. Poisson regression models examined relationships between knowledge; health workers’ age; in-service education about labor, delivery, or newborn care in the past 3 years; and supervision in the past 3 months. Results: The mean maternal care score among the 302 midwives for the 10 questions was 3.3 (standard deviation [SD]1.8). Hospital midwives performed slightly better than puskesmas midwives: 3.8 correct (confidence interval [CI], 3.43–4.19) vs 3.0 correct (CI, 2.77–3.26), which was a statistically significant difference. The mean knowledge score for three newborn care questions was 0.79 (SD 0.87). There was no statistically significant difference in scores between hospital workers and puskesmas providers (0.80 correct [CI, 0.64–1.00] vs 0.78 correct [CI, 0.67–0.92]). Receipt of supervision was not associated with maternal or newborn health knowledge scores. Conclusions: There is a need to improve knowledge of maternal and newborn care guidelines among midwives and nurses in Indonesia.",
keywords = "Indonesia, Knowledge, Maternal, Midwives, Neonatal, Nurses",
author = "Reena Sethi and Maya Tholandi and Dwirani Amelia and Alisa Pedrana and Saifuddin Ahmed",
year = "2019",
month = "2",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1002/ijgo.12735",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "144",
pages = "51--58",
journal = "International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics",
issn = "0020-7292",
publisher = "Elsevier Ireland Ltd",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Assessment of knowledge of evidence-based maternal and newborn care practices among midwives and nurses in six provinces in Indonesia

AU - Sethi, Reena

AU - Tholandi, Maya

AU - Amelia, Dwirani

AU - Pedrana, Alisa

AU - Ahmed, Saifuddin

PY - 2019/2/1

Y1 - 2019/2/1

N2 - Objective: To investigate knowledge of obstetric and newborn care guidelines among midwives and nurses in Indonesia, whether knowledge differs between health centers (puskesmas) and hospitals, and factors associated with knowledge. Methods: Cross-sectional knowledge assessments of 409 health workers in 56 public and private health facilities across six provinces were conducted. Poisson regression models examined relationships between knowledge; health workers’ age; in-service education about labor, delivery, or newborn care in the past 3 years; and supervision in the past 3 months. Results: The mean maternal care score among the 302 midwives for the 10 questions was 3.3 (standard deviation [SD]1.8). Hospital midwives performed slightly better than puskesmas midwives: 3.8 correct (confidence interval [CI], 3.43–4.19) vs 3.0 correct (CI, 2.77–3.26), which was a statistically significant difference. The mean knowledge score for three newborn care questions was 0.79 (SD 0.87). There was no statistically significant difference in scores between hospital workers and puskesmas providers (0.80 correct [CI, 0.64–1.00] vs 0.78 correct [CI, 0.67–0.92]). Receipt of supervision was not associated with maternal or newborn health knowledge scores. Conclusions: There is a need to improve knowledge of maternal and newborn care guidelines among midwives and nurses in Indonesia.

AB - Objective: To investigate knowledge of obstetric and newborn care guidelines among midwives and nurses in Indonesia, whether knowledge differs between health centers (puskesmas) and hospitals, and factors associated with knowledge. Methods: Cross-sectional knowledge assessments of 409 health workers in 56 public and private health facilities across six provinces were conducted. Poisson regression models examined relationships between knowledge; health workers’ age; in-service education about labor, delivery, or newborn care in the past 3 years; and supervision in the past 3 months. Results: The mean maternal care score among the 302 midwives for the 10 questions was 3.3 (standard deviation [SD]1.8). Hospital midwives performed slightly better than puskesmas midwives: 3.8 correct (confidence interval [CI], 3.43–4.19) vs 3.0 correct (CI, 2.77–3.26), which was a statistically significant difference. The mean knowledge score for three newborn care questions was 0.79 (SD 0.87). There was no statistically significant difference in scores between hospital workers and puskesmas providers (0.80 correct [CI, 0.64–1.00] vs 0.78 correct [CI, 0.67–0.92]). Receipt of supervision was not associated with maternal or newborn health knowledge scores. Conclusions: There is a need to improve knowledge of maternal and newborn care guidelines among midwives and nurses in Indonesia.

KW - Indonesia

KW - Knowledge

KW - Maternal

KW - Midwives

KW - Neonatal

KW - Nurses

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85062149426&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85062149426&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1002/ijgo.12735

DO - 10.1002/ijgo.12735

M3 - Article

VL - 144

SP - 51

EP - 58

JO - International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics

JF - International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics

SN - 0020-7292

ER -