The purpose of this project was to assess nursing students' knowledge of breastfeeding guidelines and benefits. A nonexperimental, descriptive design was used with a convenience sample of 40 students enrolled in a nursing program at a southern California university. Participants took a modified Breastfeeding Knowledge Questionnaire. The questionnaire consisted of 17 knowledge items covering the benefits and guidelines of breastfeeding. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze student knowledge and to test for differences in knowledge levels.
Of a possible 17 points, the mean knowledge score was 14.08 ± 1.56. There was a significant difference between male and female students' knowledge scores (p = .023). More than one third of the students scored below 80%. Improving breastfeeding education in nursing curricula is necessary to prepare future nurses with essential knowledge about breastfeeding.
|Commitee:||Nguyen-Rodriguez, Selena, Perry-Williams, Geraldine|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 51/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
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