A training program on trauma-informed care during childbirth for midwives: Creating and testing
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Midwifery Department, Mersin University, Mersin, Turkey
Faculty of Nursing, Mersin University, Mersin, Turkey
Publication date: 2023-10-24
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Gözde Gökçe İsbir   

Midwifery Department, Mersin University, Mersin, Turkey
Eur J Midwifery 2023;7(Supplement 1):A42
Midwives are in a good position to offer TIC (Trauma Informed Care) at birth. However, it is known that midwives need well-structured training programs on TIC at birth. This research was conducted in order to establish the scope of the TIC program at birth and to evaluate its quality within the framework of knowledge, attitude and behavior.

Material and Methods:
It is a quasi-experimental research using pretest-posttest-follow-up test. The training program was held in 3 sessions of 12 hours in total on the online platform. The sample of the study consisted of 140 midwives from seven different regions of Turkey. Data were analyzed with descriptive statistics, single factor repeated measures ANOVA, and Cochran Q test.

While 8% of the midwives received birth psychology training, not all received TIC at the birth training programs. It was determined that the mean scores for knowledge and skills before, after, and after the training increased statistically (p<.05), but the difference in the mean scores for attitude was not significant (p>.05). Midwives suggested adding psychological care and supportive basic topics specific to TIC at the birth training program, especially integrating the factors affecting the implementation process of TIC at the birth training content, providing similar training to all disciplines in the birth teams, and increasing the variety of digital training methods used.

It has been concluded that TIC training in birth offered on the digital platform contributes to the increase of knowledge and skills in midwives and that repetitive training is needed to change the attitude.

We would like to thank all the valuable midwives from Turkiye.
The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose.
Neither the research nor the preparation of the article was financially supported.
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