Speaker(s): Auwala Muhammed
Facilitator(s): Elisa Segoni
In Nigeria, there is a need for a positive attitude towards choice of birthplace. This study evaluates the effect of a planned home birth (PHB) education on midwives’ attitude towards PHB. We recruited and randomly allocated 226 midwives into intervention and control. The intervention group received training, while the control group maintained a usual care. Data were collected three times using a questionnaire and analysed using linear mixed models. The findings revealed a significant change in the attitude within the intervention group (F = 75.77, p;0.001), but not in the control group (F = 0.83, p =0.438). Midwives in the intervention were more favourable towards PHB compared to the control group at the immediate post-intervention (p;0.001, d = 0.9), and three-month follow-up (p;0.001, d =0.8). PHB education promotes a positive attitude towards PHB among midwives. The finding may be an initiative towards safe motherhood and midwifery model.