Effectiveness of kangaroo mother care on maternal resilience and breastfeeding self-efficacy using the role-play method in a neonatal intensive care unit

Fateme Mohammadi, Behnaz Basiri, Majid Barati, Salman Khazaei, Seyedeh Zahra-Masoumi, Efat Sadeghian, Mark Gillespie, Khodayar Oshvandi*

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Kangaroo mother care (KMC) offers several benefits for neonates and mothers. Although many studies have evaluated the effectiveness of KMC on infants, only few studies have examined the effects on mothers. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of KMC on maternal resilience and breastfeeding self-efficacy via the role-play method in a neonatal intensive care unit. 

METHODS: We conducted a randomized controlled trial. Mothers were randomized into two groups. Mothers in the intervention group were trained using the role-play method. Questionnaires were administered before and after the intervention. Data were analyzed with SPSS version 22. 

RESULTS: The training demonstrated a statistically significant difference in resilience score and breastfeeding self-efficacy in each group after the intervention. In addition, a statistically significant difference was revealed between both groups in resilience scores and breastfeeding self-efficacy after the intervention. 

CONCLUSIONS: KMC training with the role-play method was most effective. Role-play and routine methods are recommended as methods of therapeutic care in clinical settings to improve maternal resilience and breastfeeding self-efficacy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)228-236
Number of pages9
JournalBoletin medico del Hospital Infantil de Mexico
Volume79
Issue number4
Early online date31 Aug 2022
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 31 Aug 2022

Keywords

  • kangaroo mother care
  • role-play
  • resilience
  • breastfeeding self-efficacy
  • neonatal intensive care unit

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