The Effectiveness of the Maternity Public Health Nursing (MPHN) Module on Increasing the Nurse’s Knowledge, Attitude & Skills on Maternity Nursing Care in the Community: A Study in District of Cianjur, West Java, Indonesia


Prevention of a complication of pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum requires early intervention started right from the beginning of pregnancy. This is indispensable to avoid maternal deaths. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of Maternity Public Health Nursing (MPHN) training on the knowledge, attitudes, and skills of the selected Public Health Center nurses in providing maternity nursing care in the community in Cianjur District, West Java, Indonesia. The objective of this research was to assess the impact of the MPHN training module on the level of knowledge, attitudes, and skills of health center nurses. This study used a pre- and post-test with control group design, involving 20 nurses divided into ten nurses each in both the control group and in the intervention group. The intervention group received training using MPHN module for 12 weeks. Meanwhile, the control group received general training. There were significant differences in scores of the knowledge, attitudes, and skills between the intervention and the control group. The MPHN training module was likely to improve learning, beliefs, and abilities of maternity caring among the nurses. A further study is suggested to evaluate the impact of MPHN training module on the utilization of health care facilities
by high-risk pregnant women.

Keywords: MPHN training module; knowledge; attitude and skills on maternity nursing; nurses in Public Health Centers

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