Title

Evaluating the results of mentorship training for community midwives in Sindh, Pakistan.

Document Type

Article

Department

School of Nursing and Midwifery, Pakistan

Abstract

Aims

The aim of the study was to measure the impact of the mentorship training on the community midwives' knowledge, perceptions, and willingness to mentor.

Methods

A quasi-experimental pre- and post-design was used. A total of 50 community midwives were educated about mentorship, and data were collected through pre- and post-test questionnaires, and a 3-month follow-up.

Findings

There was a significant improvement in the knowledge of community midwives about mentorship (P=<0.001) and their willingness to mentor (P=<0.001). Their perceptions about the cost versus benefit of mentoring had improved (P=<0.001). During the follow-up, the majority of participants reported that they had begun working as a mentor.

Conclusions

Mentorship training was found to be effective in improving the knowledge, perceptions, and willingness of community midwives to mentor. A larger study in a different area of Pakistan is also recommended using a similar scheme.

Publication

British Journal of Midwifery