Effects of Education on Midwifery Students’ Knowledge and Skill in Neonatal Resuscitation


nahid bolbolhaghighi 1 , * , Hosein Ebrahimi 1 , mehri delvarianzadeh 1 , Mohammad Reza Hasani 1

1 Iran

How to Cite: bolbolhaghighi N, Ebrahimi H , delvarianzadeh M, Hasani M R. Effects of Education on Midwifery Students’ Knowledge and Skill in Neonatal Resuscitation, Strides Dev Med Educ. 2008 ; 4(2):e58519.


Strides in Development of Medical Education: 4 (2); e58519
Published Online: January 25, 2008
Article Type: Research Article
Received: July 23, 2017
Accepted: October 17, 2007




Background & Objective: Passing through intrauterine phase to the extra uterine world is
probably the most risky event in everybody’s life. About 1% of them need advanced cardiac life
support to continue life. By implementing professional methods of resuscitation, the prognosis will
improve more than one million neonatal deaths annually. This study was designed to assess the
effect of education on midwifery students’ neonatal resuscitation knowledge and skill.
Methods: In this interventional (pretest and posttest design) study, 81 midwifery students
participated. The data was collected using a questionnaire for assessing knowledge and a check list
for skill evaluation. The validity and reliability of the questionnaire and the check list were
approved before data collection.
Results: Our findings showed that all students’ level of knowledge was weak to moderate before
education while it turned into good after education. Mean knowledge score before education was
24.46 which increased to 29.34 after education. Skill related mean score before and after education
was 13.83 and 91.75, respectively. Comparison between knowledge and skill related scores showed
significant difference before and after education (p=0.003 and p=0.0001 respectively).
Conclusion: Midwifery students’ knowledge and skill in neonatal resuscitation was low before
education and there was a significant difference in mentioned items before and after education.
Considering the effect of resuscitation in decreasing neonatal death index, implementation of
scientific and practical education using developed techniques and tools is necessary.


Education Knowledge Skill Resuscitation Midwifery student

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