Evaluating the results of mentorship training for community midwives in Sindh, Pakistan.
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Pakistan
The aim of the study was to measure the impact of the mentorship training on the community midwives' knowledge, perceptions, and willingness to mentor.
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.
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.
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.
British Journal of Midwifery
Sayani, A. H.,
Mohammad, Y. J.,
(2017). Evaluating the results of mentorship training for community midwives in Sindh, Pakistan.. British Journal of Midwifery, 25(8), 511-518.
Available at: https://ecommons.aku.edu/pakistan_fhs_son/303