Assessment of the pregnancy education programme with ‘EDUMA2’ questionnaire in Madrid (Spain)

Authors

  • Matilde Fernández y Fernández-Arroyo PhD,

    Professor, Associate Professor, Corresponding author
    1. Maternity Unit (Midwifery Program), University Hospital of La Paz, Madrid, Spain
    2. College of Nursing, Comillas Pontifical University, Madrid, Spain
    • Correspondence

      Dr Matilde Fernández y Fernández-Arroyo

      Maternity Unit (Midwifery Program)

      University Hospital of La Paz

      Paseo de la Castellana 261, Madrid 28046

      Spain

      E-mail: mfernandezarroyo@gmail.com

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  • Isabel Muñoz EdD,

    Professor
    1. Department of Education, Research and Evaluation Methods, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Comillas Pontifical University, Madrid, Spain
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  • Jorge Torres EdD

    Professor
    1. Department of Education, Research and Evaluation Methods, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Comillas Pontifical University, Madrid, Spain
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Abstract

Rationale, aims and objectives

The prenatal education promotes the empowerment of parents during pregnancy and postnatal period. This study aimed to assess the quality of educational sessions held in the third trimester of pregnancy as part of the parenting education programme for Spanish National Health System in Madrid.

Methods

The design is a cross-sectional study in 41 primary care centres in the autonomous community of Madrid, which is one of the 17 autonomous communities that constitute the Spanish State, each wick medical responsibilities. The participants are a representative probability sample of 928 attendees to the programme. The assessment instrument is ‘EDUMA2’ questionnaire (Cronbach's alpha = 0.829) of 56 variables. Descriptive statistical analysis was performed using SPSS. The project was approved by the Research and Ethics Committees of the University Hospital of La Paz.

Results

The uptake efficiency immigration risk is 14.7%, and lack of social support is 8.7%. The functionality in organization, teaching and methodology is high in 90.5%. The learning effectiveness of health habits, care and techniques is significant and greater than 60% in the 14 parameters studied. Satisfaction is very high at 67.5%. The immediate impact in terms of control or safety increase is significant and greater than 71% and significantly greater than 40% and for increasing the bonding with the baby.

Conclusions

No jobs found with which to compare. The assessment of the programme with adequate psychometric characteristics questionnaire allows designing strategies and research to improve the quality of prenatal education.

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