The effect of woman-centred midwifery childbirth care training on the level of woman-centred care competency and job satisfaction levels of midwives
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Department of Midwifery, Balikesir University, Balikesir, Turkey
Department of Midwifery, Istanbul University-Cerrahpaşa, Istanbul, Turkey
Publication date: 2023-10-24
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Tuba Kizilkaya   

Department of Midwifery, Balikesir University, Balikesir, Turkey
Eur J Midwifery 2023;7(Supplement 1):A116
Woman-centred care term is not a new term but there is a huge need midwife who know and use the woman-centred care model. Aim of this research is Woman-Centred Childbirth Care Training (WOCAT) to determine the effect of midwives on woman-centred care competency and job satisfaction levels.

Material and Methods:
Quasi-experimental research was carried out with a pretest-posttest control group. The research was carried out between May 2019 and December 2021. The Patient-Centred Care Competency Scale and the Minnesota Job Satisfaction Scale were used in the study, which included 32 midwives in the training group and 36 midwives in the control group.

It was determined that the sub-dimension scores of the Patient-Centred Care Competency Scale were higher in the midwives in the training group than in the control group in univariate and multivariate analyzes. It was observed that the internal satisfaction scores of the education group obtained in the second evaluation after the education were higher than the control group, and no difference was found between the groups in terms of external satisfaction and job satisfaction total scores.

While WOCAT was effective in increasing the woman-centred care competence levels of midwives, it did not affect the level of job satisfaction. It is recommended to conduct qualitative and quantitative research in Turkey in the development of woman-centred care practices.

Thanks to all midwives to take part in the study.
The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose.
There is no funding for this research.
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