Knowledge, Attitude, and Nursing Practice of Students in Caring and Promoting Breastfeeding for Mothers

  • Amporn Niemkulrak Mission Faculty of Nursing Asia-Pacific International University
  • Manissara Huangtong Mission Faculty of Nursing Asia-Pacific International University
Keywords: Knowledge, Attitude, Nursing Practice, Nursing Students, Breastfeeding

Abstract

            The efficacy of learning on breastfeeding brings about knowledgeable graduates with positive attitudes and nursing practice capability. This research aimed to study the relationship between knowledge, attitude, and nursing practice of students in caring and promoting breastfeeding for mothers. Eighty students from  the fourth year in the Bachelor of Nursing Science program of 2018 at Asia-Pacific International University answered the self-employment questionnaire. Which were achieving the confidence level of Knowledge KR 20 = 0.87, attitude = 0.799, and the nursing practice = 0.839. Data analysis was descriptive and also used Pearson's Product Moment Correlation.

             The results of the research showed that nursing students had a moderate level of knowledge 51.25% (gif.latex?\overline{x}= 17.35, S.D.= 2.53.  The students' attitude had a positive at good level 92.5% (gif.latex?\overline{x} = 42.63, S.D.= 5.56). The nursing practice was at very good level 83.75% (gif.latex?\overline{x}= 35.75, S.D.= 4.17). The findings of relationships between knowledge, attitude, and nursing practice showed that knowledge of students was statistically significantly correlated with students' attitudes (r= .316, p= .01). Therefore, promoting knowledge and positive attitudes of breastfeeding in modern ways, and improving nursing practices in real situations will be able to verify more accurately of student nurses experiences

 

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Published
2020-08-31
How to Cite
Niemkulrak, A., & Huangtong, M. (2020). Knowledge, Attitude, and Nursing Practice of Students in Caring and Promoting Breastfeeding for Mothers. Journal of Public Health Nursing, 34(2), 1-18. Retrieved from https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/phn/article/view/245785
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Research Articles