International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing
2021, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part A
Effect of an educational program about utilization of tele-maternity care on nurses’ knowledge, attitude and willingness during COVID-19 pandemic
Ayat M Omar, Nor El-Hoda Mohamed El-Said El-Shabory, Nehmedo Ezzat Osman, Eman Samy Bauomy and Nagwa Nabeh Taref
Background: The pandemic has forced health care systems and their providers to rethink how they can provide care. As a result, tele-maternity care as a category of tele-health is becoming an inevitable, quick solution for meeting maternity needs and ensuring care continuity. Evidences indicated that nurses played a vital role in preventing and lowering maternal problems by employing a tele-nursing method.
Aim: To evaluate the effect of an educational program about utilization of tele-maternity care on nurses’ knowledge, attitude and willingness during COVID-19 Pandemic.
Design: A quasi-experimental pre and post-test one-group only design was utilized for this study.
Setting: This study was conducted at Mansoura University Hospital, Mansoura city, Dakahlia governorate, Egypt.
Sample: A convenient sample of 50 maternity nursing staff including nurses, nursing supervisors, assistant nurses, those working in labor unit, outpatient ANC clinic, high risk unit, inpatient wards of obstetrics and gynecological department at Mansoura University Hospital.
Tools of data collection: A five parts structured self- administered questionnaire was used in this study to collect the following data: nurses’ personal & professional data, nurses’ information about computer access and its literacy data, nurses’ knowledge regarding tele-maternity care, nurses’ awareness regarding types of tele-maternity services and nurses’ attitudes towards tele-maternity attributes.
Results: Finding of this study revealed that there were highly statistically significant differences with an improvement in total score of maternity nurses’ knowledge, attitude towards tele-maternity care in post-intervention as compared with pre-intervention P-value < 0.0001. also There was a positive fair association between maternity nurses' years of experience and their pre-educational intervention knowledge scores about tele-maternity care (r=0.276 & P value 0.05), but no such association reported between maternity nurses' age and years of experience with their total knowledge, awareness, and attitude score educational intervention (r=0.276 & P value 0.05).
Conclusion: This study concluded that the maternity nurses’ knowledge, attitude, willingness to using tele-maternity care were significantly improved after the implementation of the educational program.
Recommendations: This study suggests that nurses' capabilities should be strengthened by providing additional practical training sessions on updated tele-maternity services, as well as establishing proper and effective communication channels among organizations dedicated to health-care education, particularly the Faculty of Nursing, in order to include tele-maternity in undergraduate and postgraduate nursing curricula.
Ayat M Omar, Nor El-Hoda Mohamed El-Said El-Shabory, Nehmedo Ezzat Osman, Eman Samy Bauomy, Nagwa Nabeh Taref. Effect of an educational program about utilization of tele-maternity care on nurses’ knowledge, attitude and willingness during COVID-19 pandemic. Int J Obstetrics Gynaecological Nurs 2021;3(2):04-13.