Evaluation of the efficiency of trauma informed care at childbirth training program for midwifery students
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Department of Midwifery, Mersin University School of Health, Mersin, Turkey
Publication date: 2023-10-24
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Buse Alış   

Department of Midwifery, Mersin University School of Health, Mersin, Turkey
Eur J Midwifery 2023;7(Supplement 1):A43
Care with Trauma Information at Birth (TIC) is not included in many midwifery department curricula. This research was conducted to evaluate the effect of the care education program that includes trauma information at birth for midwifery students in Turkey.

Material and Methods:
The research was planned in a quasi-experimental design using pretest-posttest. The training program was carried out in 6 hours on an online platform. As a data collection tool; Introductory Information Form, pre-test and post-test online form assessing Knowledge, Attitude and Skill towards TIC were applied. 274 midwifery department 3rd and 4th grade students were included in the study. Data were evaluated using descriptive statistics, chi-square and t-test.

29.6% of the participants stated that there was TIC education at birth in their midwifery curriculum, but 68.9% did not find the education they received sufficient, and 4% stated that they received this education outside of school.It was determined that 62.8% of the students witnessed a diffi-cult/negative birth experience, 1.1% shared their experiences with the psychological support unit, 87.6% did not have a unit where they could receive psychological support, and 94.5% needed it. It was determined that while the students found birth more traumatizing for themselves, midwifery stu-dents and midwife after education compared to before education, they found it less traumatizing for women (p<.001). It was determined that the students' mean scores for knowledge and skills before and after education increased (p<.001), but the difference in the mean scores for attitude was not signifi-cant (p>.05).

It was concluded that the education program should be integrated into the midwifery curricula, the use of different education techniques to improve attitude, and psychological support should be given to the students who were traumatized at birth in schools.

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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