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Revista de Enfermagem Referência

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SOUSA, Ana Paula Prata Amaro de; SANTOS, Célia Samarina Vilaça de Brito  and  FERREIRA, Maria Margarida Reis Santos. Building trust to childbirth: assessment of a nursing intervention programme. Rev. Enf. Ref. [online]. 2019, vol.serIV, n.20, pp.27-36. ISSN 0874-0283.

Background: The self-efficacy of the woman during labor influences its perception and affects her satisfaction with the childbirth experience. Several studies have shown that childbirth preparation classes need to integrate and reinforce this concept. Objective: To assess the effectiveness of the Build Trust to Childbirth programme in the perception of labor self-efficacy of pregnant women. Methodology: Longitudinal, quasi-experimental study, with pre- and post-test with repeated measures. Conducted in an institution of northern Portugal. Sample of 66 pregnant women in the experimental group and 55 in the control group. The Childbirth Self-Efficacy Inventory was used. Results: The self-efficacy expectations increased very significantly over time in the experimental group (F(1.81; 118) = 37.26; p = 0.000). There were no statistically significant differences between the groups (F(1; 119) = 3.39; p = 0.068). Conclusion: The programme promoted a significant increase in labor self-efficacy of the pregnant woman, with no significant differences with the control group.

Keywords : prenatal education; labor, obstetric; self efficacy; nurse midwives.

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