Primiparous women's knowledge and satisfaction based on their attendance at childbirth preparation classes

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Hassanzadeh, Robab, Abbas-Alizadeh, Fatemeh, Meedya, Shahla, Mohammad-Alizadeh-Charandabi, Sakineh and Mirghafourvand, Mojgan. (2021). Primiparous women's knowledge and satisfaction based on their attendance at childbirth preparation classes. Nursing Open. 8(5), pp. 2558-2566. https://doi.org/10.1002/nop2.787
AuthorsHassanzadeh, Robab, Abbas-Alizadeh, Fatemeh, Meedya, Shahla, Mohammad-Alizadeh-Charandabi, Sakineh and Mirghafourvand, Mojgan
Abstract

Aim
To compare primiparous women's childbirth knowledge and their satisfaction with the childbirth preparation classes between regular and irregular attenders.

Design
A cross-sectional study.

Method
This study was conducted on 136 primiparous pregnant women attending health centres in Tabriz, Iran. Women's knowledge on childbirth and their satisfaction with childbirth preparation classes were measured by using reliable tools via interviews. An independent t test was applied to compare women's knowledge and satisfaction scores between regular and irregular attenders.

Results
The mean score of knowledge was significantly higher among women who were regular attenders compared to irregular attenders (p < .001). Although there were no significant differences in total satisfaction score between the women (p = .342), women with regular attendance reported that childbirth preparation classes reduced their anxiety about labour.

Conclusions
Regular attendance at childbirth preparation classes is associated with higher women's knowledge and lower feelings of anxiety regarding labour and birth.

Keywordschildbirth preparation classes; knowledge; satisfaction
Year2021
JournalNursing Open
Journal citation8 (5), pp. 2558-2566
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd
ISSN2054-1058
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1002/nop2.787
PubMed ID33626230
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85101517891
PubMed Central IDPMC8363339
Open accessPublished as ‘gold’ (paid) open access
Page range2558-2566
FunderTabriz University of Medical Sciences
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Online24 Feb 2021
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Accepted21 Jan 2021
Deposited21 Sep 2023
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